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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That can happen: If you see a little bleeding - apply pressure from a minute or two - this can usually stop the bleeding.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Wound bleeding.: Put pressure over it. Avoid Aspirin or antiinflamatories that prolong bleeding. May put ice paks on top. Keep wound clean with soap and water. In doub ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Breast or chest?: Most acute post op bleeding should have resolved by now. Is it bright red blood or dark purple blood? If bright red blood and not stopping and satur ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Bleeding after 48 hr: I am reading this on a thursday, that implies 2 days or 9 days after stitches. Bleeding then is not nl healing. See your doc. It could be infected, or ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, but: Yes, swollen gums often bleed more easily. However, with good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy and stop bleeding so easily and ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Incidence of post tonsillectomy ( after removing tonsils ) is very low 0.6% Most of the time is oozing at tonsillar bed , rarely need re-operatio ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes/no: Its normal to have a small amount of bleeding in the first 24 hours. After this, the skin seals over and there shouldn't be any bleeding. If you hav ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Itchy stitches: Yes. When wounds heal it ' not unusual for them to itch w/ or w/out sutures. Importantly you should rule out other causes for itching: topical anti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: All depends on where the cyst was and how the surgery was done and how big the cyst was. It is possible to have bleeding but it is not that common. Pl ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but: vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy should be light. If bleeding after hysterectomy is as heavy as a menstrual period or lasts longer than six weeks, ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Yes it is normal to bleed six weeks after delivery and yes ---- there is something you can take. There are birth control pills ---- but first consult ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Brickman
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: During the procedure the contents of the uterus are cleaned out, and some women do not bleed right away. Most women will bleed off and on for a few w ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Common: The number one cause of nasal bleeding is nose picking. It is really a question of timing and care. The bleeding is from trauma to the lining, and i ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Possible: Would have your doctor check you and also check for issues with coagulation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not usually: Usually they slowly heal and resolve. Continued bleeding can be related to recurrent trauma. Try to stop the bleeding with direct pressure, then pro ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nose bleed: The average nose bleed should resolve in 15 minutes or less. If your epistaxis is recurrent and lasts longer you should get tested for bleeding disor ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: The standard treatment for trichomoniasis is with oral antibiotics Metronidazole for 7-10 days. Any sign of bleeding after treatment should seek medi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes no: A small clear crust is expected. Clean wound 2-4 times a day to remove dried up crust (a potential nidus for infection). If drain is pus (thick or cre ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience Podiatry
Not usually: Not normal -- but possible. Bleeding heels means that there is severe damage to the sub dermal skin structures and damage to the capillary layer. Th ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Although the vagina is quite distendible, fisting may tear some tissue and cause bleeding as well as discomfort. This would be even more so in a woman ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes or NO: It is expected to have some bleeding 1-2 weeks but if you continue to bleed beyond that time frame, its better to see an Obstetrician.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
For a short time: You will have a small amount of bleeding, but you should tell your surgeon if the bleeding continues.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Recovery : During recovery from rectal hemorrhoid surgery it is okay for some bleeding. Check with your surgery team, they will know best your limits. In the m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Normal or Healthy?: Big distinction, normal=usual/common/average; little relation to wisdom/excellence/etc. Study: https://www.google.com/#q=milton%20alvis%20youtube for ... Read More
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