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Hemarthrosis


Hemarthrosis is bleeding into a joint. It often causes inflammation and pain.

Hemarthrosis is more likely to occur in people with bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia (a rare inherited condition), or in those who use blood-thinning medication, such as warfarin. It also can develop after an injury to a joint when blood vessels in the joint are also injured.

Treatment for hemarthrosis depends on the cause.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerBrian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology
Last RevisedAugust 3, 2011

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