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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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When, my nose has bleed I let it bleed because I hate taste of blood in mouth. Is it bad not to tilt your head back?

When, my nose has bleed I let it bleed because I hate taste of blood in mouth. Is it bad not to tilt your head back?

Quite the contrary: You should not tilt your head back, since you could choke on the blood. But you don't have to let it bleed, either. Pinch your nose, right at the middle of the bridge, and keep a firm grip for 10 minutes (watch a clock, it's longer than you think). The pressure will stop the bleeding. And be very gentle when blowing your nose and never pick it, since that's what causes most nosebleeds. ...Read more

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If you had head bleeding would you be neaseous all the time? If it was bleeding, would you be able to sleep at night? Would your blood pressue be ok?

If you had head bleeding would you be neaseous all the time? If it was bleeding, would you be able to sleep at night? Would your blood pressue be ok?

All could occur: After significant head trauma and especially if a loss of consciousness occurs bleeding into the head is a series risk. Symptoms of increasing headache, nausea, palpitations and elevated blood pressure are all signs of increase pressure in the skull which could be from bleeding. The presence of vomiting should be alarming. Someone should arouse you every 2 hrs. When you sleep after head trauma. ...Read more

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When i tilt my head back and swallow i can see my thyroid, is this normal?

When i tilt my head back and swallow i can see my thyroid, is this normal?

POSSIBLLY: You cannot see your thyroid except through the skin. Depending on your neck size and the size of your thyroid, this could be normal, however if you have swelling either on both sides or one side you should have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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When i tilt my head forward to look down my nose feels like it's going to bleed but it doesn't happen....

When i tilt my head forward to look down my nose feels like it's going to bleed but it doesn't happen....

Nasal fullness: Bending over increases the pressure and vascular congestion in the nasal passages giving the sensation of fullness and impending nose bleeding. The same sensation can sometimes be felt in the frontal sinuses in the forehead. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to tilt my head backwards to stop nose bleeding ?

Is it a bad idea to tilt my head backwards to stop nose bleeding ?

Yes: The best thing to do with a nose bleed is to sit up, lean your head forward with your chin on your chest and grab your nose and your face tightly and squeeze for 15 minutes. That should stop most bleeds. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of neck when tilting head to left also hurts when swallowing and looking to left.

Pain in right side of neck when tilting head to left also hurts when swallowing and looking to left.

Probably muscular: When experiencing right neck discomfort on looking and tilting to the left, a muscular or arthritic type discomfort is often the culprit as opposed to a pinched nerve. Because you also have discomfort on swallowing, i recommend a thorough neck exam by your physician, however, to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Would if I have achy neck and back hard time with breathing and swallowing and signs of blood in clear mucus and head achy.

Would if I have achy neck and back hard time with breathing and swallowing and signs of blood in clear mucus and head achy.

Get evaluated: If you can't swallow and are having trouble breathing have a friend take you to the er now, or take an ambulance if you are having a great deal of trouble breathing. A bad pharyngitis can be fatal, take it seriously. ...Read more

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My 2 month old son had bleeding in the head with blood in the layer of his eyes, what would be the recommendations of what to look for?

My 2 month old son had bleeding in the head with blood in the layer of his eyes, what would be the recommendations of what to look for?

Head trauma?: We need more history about cause of bleeding to give educated advise. If your baby was sen at an ED recently and made a diagnosis based on tests, please follow the doctor's advice re follow up and get your regular pediatrician, if different, see the baby ASAP. ...Read more

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