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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Overview)

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 break in the skin.


Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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Why does it take so long for a wound to stop bleeding when i get cut/scratched? Is this serious?

Dr. Michael Miller
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Why does it take so long for a wound to stop bleeding when i get cut/scratched? Is this serious?

Bleeding time: I would be more concerned if you developed bruising easily from minor trauma, had bruises develop with no history of trauma or had ongoing bleeding when you flossed and brushed your teeth. Unless you are using a stopwatch to time how long it takes to clot, it is hard to identify how long it takes to stop bleeding. It also has to do with where the injury occurs, how deep the injury is, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Overview)

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 break in the skin.


Dr. Alan Steinbach
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I'm not in any pain but I have been bleeding for now going on 4 weeks into the fifth .......this is the second time ...the first time was a fluke. .

Dr. Alan Steinbach
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I'm not in any pain but I have been bleeding for now going on 4 weeks into the fifth .......this is the second time ...the first time was a fluke. .

Get checked: Hi Kevin911 You dont include your age, but continual menstrual bleeding outside of periods should always be investigated because it either suggests hormonal imbalance (including pregnancy), or something else (perhaps even cancer) causing irritation of the uterus. So I'd suggest you schedule with a gyn or FP right away!! ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

If you have bleeding after an extraction, you can bite on a wet tea bag. ...See more

Dr. Laura Anissian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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Been bleeding for over 3 months. Yesterday after my 60 min. workout I bleed threw 3tampons in less than 30 mins. What could cause this?

Dr. Laura Anissian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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Been bleeding for over 3 months. Yesterday after my 60 min. workout I bleed threw 3tampons in less than 30 mins. What could cause this?

See your gyn: This is not a normal amount of bleeding if it has been for three months. I recommend that you see your gynecologist for an exam and ultrasound to try to help delineate the cause! ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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Had 13 teethpulled 4 days ago wont quit bleeding is this normal?

Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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Had 13 teethpulled 4 days ago  wont quit bleeding is this normal?

See your dentist: Four days of bleeding is concerning. If it's just an ooze then you may be able to schedule an urgent follow up with your dentist. If you are bleeding so much you can't swallow this, then you should seek help in the emergency room. ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

Instead of biting on gauze after tooth extraction, try a wet tea bag. This helps stop bleeding. ...See more

Dr. Felecia Sumner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Two Day Bleeding And Then Stop ? Any Suggestions ?

Dr. Felecia Sumner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
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Two Day Bleeding And Then Stop ? Any Suggestions ?

Irregular bleeding: There are a number of reasons you can bleed irregularly, which include ovulation, pregnancy, hormones, etc. If your period was late, consider taking a pregnancy test. If not, then this is likely a fluke. Keep an eye on it the next time around. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I had a smear on Wednesday and still bleeding heavy from it 4 days later .. Is this normal ????

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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I had a smear on Wednesday and  still bleeding heavy from it 4 days later .. Is this normal ????

No: Usually Pap smear causes no or minimal bleeding. Consideration should include Menstruation or call your doctor for evaluation. If bleeding is profuse or develop dizziness go to ER. ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

Avoid hot liquids after oral surgery. This will minumize the chance of more bleeding. ...See more

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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If my cut is not bleeding should I keep it open to air as much as possible?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Local care: Keeping a wound clean by washing with soap and water and allowing exposure to air is fine, but any open skin lesion should be covered during activities that could introduce dirt or germs into it, such as gardening, cooking, handling money, etc ...Read more

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