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  • Mom I really want to play football but I'm afraid I'll bleed too much on the field.
  • JAKE
  • Honey, how about we see Doctor Marshall. He'll have better answers than me I bet.
  • Jake, as your doctor I think it would be best if you stuck to something that puts less strain on the joints, like cycling or running.  I know you're scared, but trust me you aren't alone.
  • Doc what should I do?
  • The symptoms of Hemophilia include, excessive bleeding from biting a lip, having a tooth pulled, or losing a tooth. Painful or swollen joints and blood in the urine.
  • Exercise helps the body as it puts less strain on joints and muscles. The only thing to cure the disease is a liver transplant. Most cases, patients won't have the money and will just manage the pain with shots and by seeing their Hematologists.
  • males can have a disease like hemophilia if they inherit an affected X chromosome that has a mutation in either the factor VIII or factor IX gene. Females can also have hemophilia, but this is much rarer. 
  • Friends can help too..Whenever you're feeling down or uncomfortable, grab a friend and do activities together!!
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