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Having haemophilia means your blood cannot clot properly. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn't mean you are liable to bleed to death from a minor cut, neither would you bleed faster than other people if you get injured. You can, however, bleed for longer. Although bleeding can be from cuts or grazes on the skin, most bleeding that occurs is internal, into muscles and joints.