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Dr. Gregory Hines
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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.


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

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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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.


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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. .

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

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Should I still go to the gyno while heavily bleeding if it's been happening for 21 days?

Should I still go to the gyno while heavily bleeding if it's been happening for 21 days?

Yes, Appropriate: Heavy persistent bleeding likely reflects an abnormally heavy endometrial growth layer, unhealthy, can easily result in anemia & iron deficiency & may reflect any of a variety of more serious problems. Thus I would both find a gynecologist worthy of your trust for help & work on studying & accurately understanding the issues as your own primary medical decision maker (physician if you will). ...Read more

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Had 13 teethpulled 4 days ago wont quit bleeding is this normal?

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

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I heard that BCPs can cause clotts or heavier bleeding from time to time. How often could this happen? Is once in 6 months normal?

I heard that BCPs can cause clotts or heavier bleeding from time to time. How often could this happen? Is once in 6 months normal?

Your periods...: ...are usually lighter on OCPs, especially after you have been on them several months. An occasional heavy period can be normal, but if it happens more than a few times a year, I might consider trying a different pill. ...Read more

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Two Day Bleeding And Then Stop ? Any Suggestions ?

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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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

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

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I'm having 2 to 3 weeks bleeding in a month and i'm in bc what could this be?

I'm having 2 to 3 weeks bleeding in a month and i'm in bc what could this be?

Abnormal bleeding: Abnormal bleeding can have many causes. If you aren't pregnant, start keeping a calendar of your periods, and if they continue to be abnormal then take this to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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