Female hemophilia

Female hemophilia is rare.

Women with hemophilia are called “symptomatic carriers” meaning that in addition to carrying the gene, they also exhibit symptoms.

In some cases females are diagnosed with hemophilia A or (Factor VIII deficiency) or hemophilia B (Factor XI deficiency) both which are hereditary.

When a female has hemophilia, both X chromosomes are affected or one is affected and the other is missing or non-functioning.

When a female has one affected X chromosome she is a “carrier” of hemophilia.

Being a carrier is not the same as having hemophilia although carriers may experience symptoms of hemophilia.

A female carrier can also pass the affected chromosome to her children.

Due to the misbelief that women cannot have hemophilia but can only be carriers some females with bleeding symptoms are not tested resulting in them not getting an accurate diagnosis.


Excessive and frequent nosebleeds

Heavy bleeding after childbirth

Heavy periods

Prolonged bleeding following surgical or dental procedures.


Replace the missing blood clotting so that the blood can clot properly

Physical therapy


Lifestyle and home remedies:

Exercise regularly

Avoid certain medication that can aggravate bleeding including asprin and ibruprofen

Avoid blood-thing medication

Practice good dental hygiene

Protect your child from injuries that could cause bleeding

Get a medical alert bracelet

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