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What is the best way to stop bleeding?

What is the best way to stop bleeding?

Firm pressure.: Simply applying firm pressure to the site of bleeding will almost always cause it to stop. Direct pressure slows the flow of blood and allows time for clot formation. ...Read more

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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What is the best way to stop vaginal bleeding and burning pain?

What is the best way to stop vaginal bleeding and burning pain?

Lots of answers: There are so many questions to be answered - pregnant? Prior surgery or abnormal pap's? Ever happen before? Where is the pain? How much bleeding? Time for your period? I would definitely see your obgyn to be examined and treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly stop bleeding aside from applying direct pressure?

Asking Impossible: I am not sure what you mean since the question is lacking any details. But, the best and first way to stem bleeding is by applying direct pressure. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to stop a nose bleed and does that differ between adults and children?

Whats the best way to stop a nose bleed and does that differ between adults and children?

Pinch nose >10 min: Sit up straight and tip your head slightly forward (not back). Use your thumb and forefinger to firmly pinch the soft part of your nose shut. The nose consists of a hard, bony part and a softer part made of cartilage. Nosebleeds usually occur in the soft part of the nose. Keep pinching for a full 10 minutes without checking (this helps form clot). Adults and kids use same technique. ...Read more

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Best way to stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

Best way to stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

Quik Clot or Vit. K.: A small cut can be treated with direct pressure or quik clot. A large cut may require reversal of the Coumadin with fresh frozen plasma or vitamin k. ...Read more

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What is the best way to predict whether or not someone will have a bleeding tendency after surgery?

What is the best way to predict whether or not someone will have a bleeding tendency after surgery?

Blood tests: Blood tests can be done before the surgery to test for pt, ptt, platelet count and even platelet function. Family history of a bleeding disorder can also be an important clue that may alert your doctor to do extra testing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep a baby bleeding from a heel stick?

Pressure: Hold a little pressure with a gauze pad immediately after the stick for 2 minutes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove a small object from the rectum without causing rectal bleeding?

What is the best way to remove a small object from the rectum without causing rectal bleeding?

Under anesthesia: If it can be put in, then it can be taken out. However, taken object out through the sphincter is more gentle and less traumatic under complete anesthesia. It doesnt cost much to put in but it cost a whole lot to take out. ...Read more

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I have a cut in my nose and its bleeding a lot. What would be the best way to handle this?

I have a cut in my nose and its bleeding a lot. What would be the best way to handle this?

Bacitracin ointment: You most likely have a folliculitis which is an infection of the hair follicles inside your nose. This hurts a lot and bleeds from time to time. Bacitracin or polysporin ointment put inside your nose with a clean finger (not a qtip) 4 to 5 times a day can help a lot. If it does not clear within 10 days you need to see an ENT doctor. Stay away from neosporin or neomycin as this med can irritate. ...Read more