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I fell 3 weeks ago and cut my head open. Received 15 staples and a concussion. I have had 2 normal ct scans. When can I not worry about late bleeding?

I fell 3 weeks ago and cut my head open. Received 15 staples and a concussion. I have had 2 normal ct scans. When can I not worry about late bleeding?

HIghly unlikely: To have delayed hemorrhage 3 weeks after injury, especially if you have had 2 normal CTs, unless you are on a blood thinner medication. ...Read more

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An object fell on my head a few hours ago and cut about an inch gash in my head. It bled profusely for about 10 minutes. It still is slightly bleeding?

An object fell on my head a few hours ago and cut about an inch gash in my head. It bled profusely for about 10 minutes. It still is slightly bleeding?

Stitches?: It should be evaluated to see if you need stitches. If you need stitches it must be done within about 12 hours of the injury so don't wait too long ...Read more

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Can a oral mucocele be a sign of hiv? 2 weeks ago I shook hands with a lady and I had a small cut on my hand from a couple days before. It was still bleeding a little. Do not know if she had any cuts. Yesterday I found a oral mucocele on my inner lip. I

Can a oral mucocele be a sign of hiv? 2 weeks ago I shook hands with a lady and I had a small cut on my hand from a couple days before. It was still bleeding a little. Do not know if she had any cuts. Yesterday I found a oral mucocele on my inner lip. I

Unlikely: Typically mucoceles associated with a blocked minor salivary duct typically from some type of traumatic or chemical injury to the tissue in the oral cavity. This blockage allows an accumulation of salivary fluid that normally would be placed into the mouth to collect in the tissue instead. If it persists, I would have it examined by your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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Cut open a mole now I'm bleeding like crazy, what is going on?

Cut open a mole now I'm bleeding like crazy, what is going on?

Sounds like you: Cut into a vascular structure. Apply pressure to allow this to clot. If unable to control bleeding seek medical care. ...Read more

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My son fell about 7 hours ago & cut his forehead. Even though the bleeding has stopped, it still looks like the skin is apart. Is there anything to do?

My son fell about 7 hours ago & cut his forehead. Even though the bleeding has stopped, it still looks like the skin is apart. Is there anything to do?

Take him to the doc.: Have a doctor who is experienced in suturing or is in a clinic where one is available, take a look at it. Nothing alarming, but more for cosmetic reasons- if still open and it gets infected, your son can have a scarred forehead permanently. ...Read more

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Ok, I cut a mole, I got the bleeding under control, but the tip is still hanging on a little, but not enough that I could just p. ..?

Ok, I cut a mole, I got the bleeding under control, but the tip is still hanging on a little, but not enough that I could just p. ..?

Please see your doc: To say that cutting the mole yourself was not a good idea cannot be understated. Please see your primary doctor asap. They may have the tools to complete the removal of mole and make sure there is no immediately concerning issues with the area. The cut mole may need to be sent to a pathologist for examination. ...Read more

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Hi! I accidentally broke open a mole today! There was a little bleeding, but I am still worried. Should I do anything about it? Thank you!

Hi! I accidentally broke open a mole today! There was a little bleeding, but I am still worried. Should I do anything about it? Thank you!

Mole: It should heal without any problem, make sure you washed the area and keep it clean. Any mole that is changing or new should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Remember to wear sunscreen. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my inner ear from last night and it is still bleeding. What can I do?

I have a cut on my inner ear from last night and it is still bleeding. What can I do?

With normal clotting: Function & sustained adequate pressure to the bleeding location, without moving, at least 5 minutes, will nearly always result in enough clotting to stop all bleeding. Exception: squirting arterial bleeding (Stopping this typically requires more knowledge of anatomy, skill & ~15 min of higher pressure, enough to stop bleeding). After stopped, be careful to not pull off the clot for several days. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the inside of my top lip. Ran into a pole and bit into the area. The bleeding has slowed down but there is still blood residues.?

I have a cut on the inside of my top lip. Ran into a pole and bit into the area. The bleeding has slowed down but there is still blood residues.?

Normal: Try to keep the area clean by rinsing your mouth with antiseptic mouth rinses, to avoid infections, bleeding well stop. ...Read more

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I was shaving my pubic hair and I happened to get a cut on my perineal raphe. It isn't bleeding a lot but it is like, split open a bit. What do I do?

I was shaving my pubic hair and I happened to get a cut on my perineal raphe. It isn't bleeding a lot but it is like, split open a bit. What do I do?

Keep it clean: This is not a good place for bandages or even liquid bandages like nu skin. It will heal but you need to keep it clean in the mean time. Try washing off with a squirt bottle of water after using the toilet and then dry with your hair dryer on a cool setting. ...Read more

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My brother picked the scabs out of his face but it was not bleeding just pink he rubbed up against my arm but I have no open cuts. Hiv risk?

My brother picked the scabs out of his face but it was not bleeding just pink he rubbed up against my arm but I have no open cuts. Hiv risk?

No: HIV is transmitted with body fluids from an individual who is HIV positive. Casual contact that is not associated with fluid exchange bears no significant risk ...Read more

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Cut my eye with fingernail, now it's bleeding. Small amnt of pain. Vision ok for now. Rinsed it out - still bleeding. What to do?

Cut my eye with fingernail, now it's bleeding. Small amnt of pain. Vision ok for now. Rinsed it out - still bleeding. What to do?

Corneal abrasion: Or you may need to go to an urgicare center, as corneal abrasions should not get infected or they can become problematic. If the cut is over your pupil, you definitely should have it evaluated so your vision does not get affected in the future. You may need an antibiotic cream to put on your eye and sometimes even a patch to help heal the area. ...Read more

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My cold sore turned in to a cut on my lip and it keeps splitting open and bleeding. What can I do to make it heal?

My cold sore turned in to a cut on my lip and it keeps splitting open and bleeding. What can I do to make it heal?

Try this: If this does not help, then please see a dentist: try putting vitamin e on the cut. To do this you break open a gel cap and put the oily vitamin on the cut several times a day. If it does not go away, have it checked. ...Read more

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I cut my lip tonight and need to know if I should go to the ER or not. It is still slightly bleeding, but do you think I could wait to see the doctor?

I cut my lip tonight and need to know if I should go to the ER or not. It is still slightly bleeding, but do you think I could wait to see the doctor?

Depends on degree: If the lip is cut across the entire layer, going to the ER to get stitched up immediately would be my advice. If it is only cut in the inner lining, it will likely heal in a week or two. But if it doesn't, then you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I need to know if someone is hit in the head and hours later, the back of the head is still bleeding, can they wake up? I am writing a book.

I need to know if someone is hit in the head and hours later, the back of the head is still bleeding, can they wake up? I am writing a book.

Wake up: I assume that they were knocked out for hours. They might or might not wake up. If there is bleeding on the inside as well, they could die. If not they may well eventually wake up. ...Read more

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My son fell & hit his head on the edge of a wall, he has a cut but not too deep. But its bleeding Is he ok, medical attention needed? What should I do

My son fell & hit his head on the edge of a wall, he has a cut but not too deep. But its bleeding Is he ok, medical attention needed? What should I do

2 problems: Assess the cut and if the edges are separated or the cut is deep he may need sutures. Did he loose consciousness, was there any vomiting or has there been a change in his behavior? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, he needs to be checked immediately. Watch him closely and have him assessed for any of your concerns. ...Read more

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My dad fell and hit his head and he has an open wound like an inch long but it is not bleeding, should we take him to the e.R?

Yes, don't delay: Even though it's not bleeding, it likely needs to be stitched-up or stapled closed, so it doesn't get infected & heals properly with a minimal scar. After that has been done, wash it gently with antibacterial soap & water daily & then cover it with neosporin anti-biotic ointment for 2 weeks. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain if needed. He'll be fine, don't worry ;). ...Read more

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Had a + hpt but then had bleeding thought it was a false + but still have all the classic signs of pregnancy could I be pregnant or is it in my head?

Early Pregnancy: If you have a positive pregnancy test you must be seen by an ob. You need access to health care, regardless of your plans for the pregnancy. It is very common to have spotting and even minor bleeding early in the pregnancy. The OB can determine if you have a viable pregnancy or not. ...Read more

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Got hit in the head hard 2 days ago. E.R. Said no bleeding, no concussion. I still have a slight headache. Should I be worried?

No: You should not be worry, after minor head trauma, can have a headache for several days. As long as the headache is getting better, have really nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I hurt my head on Saturday, not to hard but it still kinda hurts, I don't have symptoms of internal bleeding so my mom says I'm fine, WhatShouldIdo?

I hurt my head on Saturday, not to hard but it still kinda hurts, I don't have symptoms of internal bleeding so my mom says I'm fine, WhatShouldIdo?

Live your life: Take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) for your aches and pains but go about your life. Your mother is correct, any significant issue would have shown up by now. ...Read more

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Hello a shower head has fallen and hit my suns nose. He has a cut that's about 1cm wide and it looks deep. The bleeding stopped after about 5 minutes.

Hello a shower head has fallen and hit my suns nose. He has a cut that's about 1cm wide and it looks deep. The bleeding stopped after about 5 minutes.

Laceration: If the laceration appears to be quite deep and because it's on the face, I recommend a visit to the hospital emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Suturing may be advisable. If so a plastic surgeon may be recommended. ...Read more

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What can I do for a giant goose ache on head after hitting it on a sharp corner of a cabinet? The bleeding has stopped but it is still swelling, hurts

What can I do for a giant goose ache on head after hitting it on a sharp corner of a cabinet? The bleeding has stopped but it is still swelling, hurts

I sincerely hope: That you were seen by a doctor. Not knowing any details of the incident or whether or not you might need stiches, lost consciousness or not, etc. There is no way to advise you further. See an MD. ...Read more

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I am 60 hours since hitting head, my pupils are still equal and react to light, can I rule out brain bleeding?

I am 60 hours since hitting head, my pupils are still equal and react to light, can I rule out brain bleeding?

No: Loss of pupil reflex is a very late and very serious finding. Assuming a mild trauma (hit on counter etc) the likelihood of intracranial bleed is low. Many studies also have demonstrated that even with significant trauma, in the absence of neurological symptoms, bleed is unlikely. The only way to know for sure is ct. If you have any symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more