Signs and Symptoms

Breakthrough bleeds can cause the following signs and symptoms in children:

  • Favoring one side of the body over the other
  • Cradling a limb close to the body to protect it
  • Refusing to bend the joint
  • Limping or dragging a foot; crawling, despite being able to walk well
  • Swelling in the affected joint, which feels warm or hot to the touch
  • Numbness or pain in a nerve near the affected area
  • A “pulled muscle” sensation
  • A “bubbly” or “tingly” sensation
  • Refusing to bear weight on the affected joint