A member asked:

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

6 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Luke Hermann answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

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.

Answered Apr 28, 2018



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Dr. Vasu Brown answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

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.

Answered Jul 13, 2019


Dr. Lev Lubarsky answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Hold steady pressure, don't keep checking on it; at least 10 min.

Answered Mar 26, 2013


Dr. Norman Chideckel answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Should stop with pressure but check your levels to make sure not to high.

Answered Dec 24, 2012



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