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Blood-blister/boil will not stop bleeding! Please help?

Blood-blister/boil will not stop bleeding! Please help?

If consistent: Pressure will not stop bleeding from a blood blister than you may need to seek medical attention if flow is very heavy. A blood blister and a boil are two different things. If you have an abscess that won't stop bleeding - that may also require evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. David Hardin
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Blood Blister (Definition)

A blood blister forms when skin and small blood vessels are damaged without breaking the skin. Trapped beneath the skin surface is some blood and skin fluid. Blood blisters are commonly caused by accidents in which the skin is pinched by a tool or a heavy weight, or they may occur from constant ...Read more


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Blood blister on top on hand won't stop bleeding?

Blood blister on top on hand won't stop bleeding?

Pressure: Cleaning the area and applying pressure for a few minutes in most cases will stop all bleeding.
If you are on an anticoagulant like Coumadin (warfarin) or daily aspirin. Plavix then you will take longer to clot. ...Read more

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My husband's had what looks like a blood blister for 2 weeks on his big toe. It is bleeding very heavy and can't get it to stop. What is it? Why?

My husband's had what looks like a blood blister for 2 weeks on his big toe. It is bleeding very heavy and can't get it to stop. What is it? Why?

Bleeding Uncontrol: You definitely need to go to an er where they will clean up the wound, assess for deeper problems (? Mri), and put a coagulant on it like prothrombin powder. ...Read more

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I had what looked like a hard pimple on the bottom of my foot that I popped and now it won't stop bleeding. Is this a blood blister? What should I do?

I had what looked like a hard pimple on the bottom of my foot that I popped and now it won't stop bleeding. Is this a blood blister? What should I do?

Unlikely: You may have disrupted a blood vessel close to the skin or it's possible that you have infection or less likely malignancy. melanoma can occur on the sole of foot and be full of blood vessels so unless it looks like it's going away and no longer bleeding, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had what looked to be a blood blister on the inside lip of my vagina and I popped it thinking it was an ingrown hair and now it won't stop bleeding?

I had what looked to be a blood blister on the inside lip of my vagina and I popped it thinking it was an ingrown hair and now it won't stop bleeding?

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. Hold pressure for now to help control the bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a blood blister to keep bleeding?

Is it normal for a blood blister to keep bleeding?

Not usually: Usually they slowly heal and resolve. Continued bleeding can be related to recurrent trauma. Try to stop the bleeding with direct pressure, then protect it from further injury ...Read more

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Scrotum sac bleeding from small what looks like a blood blister I've noticed 2 or 3 spot but 1 bleeding after shower & also just started during day?

Scrotum sac bleeding from small what looks like a blood blister I've noticed 2 or 3 spot but 1 bleeding after shower & also just started during day?

Need exam: The scrotal lesion could be an ulcer which needs to be looked at to make sure that it is not malignant. There are many other conditions that can cause a bleeding blister like lesion on the scrotum. You need to see either your pcp or a dermatologist for management. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back that has started bleeding on its own, it's now formed what looks like a blood blister over it, could it be cancer?

I have a mole on my back that has started bleeding on its own, it's now formed what looks like a blood blister over it, could it be cancer?

Go to see derm: You should go to see a dermaologist and have that mole removed. Bleeding on the mole by itself would be one of the symptoms of cancerous mole. Make an appointment as soon as possible and have that mole checked and removed. Don't delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a coldsore an the scab fell off an it started bleeding a lot then it formed into a blood blister, it keeps getting bigger should I see a doctor?

I have a coldsore an the scab fell off an it started bleeding a lot then it formed into a blood blister, it keeps getting bigger should I see a doctor?

Cold Sores: The current fda-approved medications used in the treatment of herpes simplex virus in adults are Acyclovir (zovirax), valacyclovir (valtrex), and Famciclovir (famvir). These oral medications have been shown to decrease the duration of the outbreak, especially when started during the "prodrome" (symptom onset before the actual condition becomes fully evident). See you doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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May have knocked blood blister on man and little bleeding cuts on hands what's the chances I will get hep c or hiv?

Not likely: It is unlikely to get hepatitis c or HIV from brief exposure to blood. Of course it is impossible to get hep c or HIV from a man that does not have the virus in the first place. Hopefully you know this man and can ask him if he has hepatitis or not. Hepatitis b is much more contagious, and there is a vaccine for this, so see your doctor and make sure you are immunized! ...Read more

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I have a rather large blood blister on my stomach area and it started bleeding so I popped it. How can I now prevent infection?

I have a rather large blood blister on my stomach area and it started bleeding so I popped it. How can I now prevent infection?

Blood blister: Generally, blisters should not be "popped" as the area beneath them is sterile. Preventive measure for one you've broken: wash gently with warm soap & water; pat dry; apply antibiotic ointment & non-stick bandage. Watch for signs of infection: pain, increasing redness, pus. If those occur, see doc for treatment. Btw, may not have been blood blister: as we age get benign red lumps called hemangioma. ...Read more

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Inner thigh at underwear line I have a large blood blister thing that's been there 4 a year. Seems 2 get infected an will bleed. Embarrassed 2 go 2 doc?

Inner thigh at underwear line I have a large blood blister thing that's been there 4 a year. Seems 2 get infected an will bleed. Embarrassed 2 go 2 doc?

Be not afraid!: Do not be embarrassed as you need to have it looked at to get it properly diagnosed and treated. These types of things are very common and seen often, the Dr. Is used to it and it is part of our jobs to see these thing and then we can help people. Get it checked as it has been a year already. Good luck! ...Read more

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Slappin' da bass today (cant stop the funk), and I got a blood blister! How to treat this?

Slappin' da bass today (cant stop the funk), and I got a blood blister! How to treat this?

Protect it: You probably got skin between the string and the top. I think you should be able to wrap it up without a great loss of sound. If not you might have to (gasp!) pluck the strings! The blister will gradually resolve with care. ...Read more

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I have pimples that form on my vagina lips and get really big and look like blood blisters. They pop and bleed. What is this?

I have pimples that form on my vagina lips and get really big and look like blood blisters. They pop and bleed. What is this?

Hemangioma? Veins?: Have you discussed this with your gynecologist or internist. Is this following sex, pregnancy, or inactivity. There are several questions that need to be asked. This sounds suggestive of a vascular lesion associated with varicose veins but could be other infections or tumors or reaction. Meet with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How do I treat a blood blister?

How do I treat a blood blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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How can you treat a blood blister?

How can you treat a blood blister?

Leave or release: If the pressure is unbearable, clean it and a sterile needle with some alcohol and puncture it from the side to release the blood. Do not remove the roof as this will act as a natural dressing until the skin underneath heals and pushes this dead skin off. I recommend aquaphor and a bandage for 24 hrs after puncturing. And do not touch it if you are diabetic and it is on your foot - get checked. ...Read more

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Tiny blood blister bite, what from?

Sorry, can't tell: You accurately what this is from. Too many bites have similar description. If you develop swelling, heat, tenderness, pus, or red streaks please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What should I do to cover a blood blister?

What should I do to cover a blood blister?

Nothing fancy: A protective dressing. In most cases just a band aid will suffice. ...Read more

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Could popping a blood blister hurt?

Could popping a blood blister hurt?

Yes: Not a good idea to pop the blood blister. Infection could be a real consequence. Protect it from further injury and allow it to heal over time. ...Read more

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Can blood blister come from bug bites?

Can blood blister come from bug bites?

Yes: A blood blister is a small amount of bleeding under the skin. If you are scratching yourself from the bug bite then you could form a blood blister. ...Read more

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What may cause a blood blister on palate?

What may cause a blood blister on palate?

Trauma: Usually it is the result of trauma such as rough food (taco chip?), or suction. But if it doesn't disappear within a week -10 days, call your dentist to check it. If it doesn't resolve it might be something more serious. Please follow up on this. ...Read more

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How to tell if my blood blister is infected?

SImple means: You need to identify why the blister developed and eliminate that problem. Then, the keys are to cover and protect the injured area with dressing changes every other day to allow healing. Remember that inflammation (red, hot, swollen and tender) are important parts of healing and do not necessarily mean infection. If the wound is healing, it cannot be infected. If it gets worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do with dried up blood blister skin?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to the skin area with bandage. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) helps healing of the potential wound however the skin may deroof on its own. Do not peel back skin without proper medical supervision. ...Read more

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What can be done for a blood blister inside the rectum?

What can be done for a blood blister inside the rectum?

Heal naturally: I think you're describing an internal hemorroid. If it's not bleeding, it will heal on it's own. If it continues to bleed, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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