A 45-year-old female asked about a 68-year-old male:
dad got a huge cyst 10cm removed from his head at the gp. few hours later it started to bleed is this normal. how do we stop it if it starts again?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 32 years experience
scalp bleeding: The blood supply to the scalp is robust, and it can bleed briskly. Apply pressure directly to bleeding spots with patient lying down. Hold firmly for 15 minutes, ice bag at the same time. Okay to return to doc or minor er if bleeding persists. Good luck.
Last updated Aug 4, 2020
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