The main symptom of bleeding disorder would be excessive bleeding and prolonged clotting time during normal injuries also. These can also easily identified by frequent nose bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding and unexplained bruishing.
According to a study on bleeding disorders, India lacks a national policy on the prevention and control of genetic disorders. Although the haemoglobinopathies have received some attention, there are scarce data on the epidemiology of other genetic disorders in India. Haemophilia, an inherited single gene disorder with an incidence of 1 per 10,000 births, manifests as spontaneous or trauma-induced haemorrhagic episodes in patients, progressing to chronic disability and premature mortality in untreated patients or patients with sub-optimal treatment. Although the genetic basis of this disorder has been well studied in India, data on the number of patients, trends of the disorder in India, social costs of the condition and opportunities and competencies for offering genetic counselling through a public health programme have not been reported. The reported number of patients with haemophilia A is 11,586 while the estimated prevalence could be around 50,000 patients.