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how do you stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Direct pressure: All external bleeding is best controlled with direct pressure (regardless of the presence of coumadin). With the exception of bleeding related to an injury of a large artery, almost all other bleeding will stop with the simple application of firm, direct pressure held to the site of bleeding for 5-10 minutes.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Local pressure: Apply local pressure - there are cotton wraps called webril keep them at home they cost $2 at drug stores or job lot. Wrap with them once or twice and apply ace wrap not very tight for few hours this should stop the bleed - if this is fingers hold pressure.
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
Cardiology 23 years experience
Hold pressure: Hold steady pressure, don't keep checking on it; at least 10 min.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Use pressure: Should stop with pressure but check your levels to make sure not to high.

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Last updated Jul 13, 2019

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