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Why do I bleed so much from cut on wrist?

Why do I bleed so much from cut on wrist?

Excessive bleeding?: Is the bleeding a new symptom? How deep was the cut? In the wrist area the are lots of superficial veins and a few important arteries that could bleed impressively when cut. If you have not had a history of easy or frequent bruising or bleeding, or a family history of a bleeding disorder, then all the blood you saw is likely from a cut blood vessel. Check with your doctor to make sure all is well. ...Read more

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I cut myself on my wrist when I fell but it won't stop bleeding . How do I stop the bleeding ? Thnks

I cut myself on my wrist when I fell but it won't stop bleeding . How do I stop the bleeding ? Thnks

Clean cloth: And local pressure for ten to twenty minutes. That will generally stop venous and even most arterial bleeding! If spurting, go to emergency! The major vessels are on the palm side. ...Read more

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I was chopping onions and watching tv, and without looking i accidentally cut my wrist, how can I stop the bleeding? It won't stop

I was chopping onions and watching tv, and without looking i accidentally cut my wrist, how can I stop the bleeding? It won't stop

Press on the wound: For a cut in the kitchen, the wound is usually not very dirty. However, there still are germs. Immediately after the cut, one can use the hand soap by the sink to briefly wash the forearm, wrist, and hand that is injured. Then grab a clean cloth towel and cover the wound. Press firmly through the clean towel, onto the wound, and don't let go until about 20 minutes later. The E.R. Doctor can check. ...Read more

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My husband cut his wrist palm side diaganoly from a grinder wheel. It stopped bleeding quickly. He does not feel like he needs to go to er. Help!!

My husband cut his wrist palm side diaganoly from a grinder wheel. It stopped bleeding quickly. He does not feel like he needs to go to er. Help!!

Depends: if not too deep [spurting blood , ,tendons torn , , and you clean it out of all debri with water and close it together with bandaid so the sides are intact together , he may not need a doctor, if dirty or debri it will get infected and needs clean out and antibiotic, if he has not had a tetanus booster in 10 years should get one [now 3 in one Tdap best] must not use hand much till healed [10 days] ...Read more

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When i cut my hand i find dificulty to stop the bleeding, why?

When i cut my hand i find dificulty to stop the bleeding, why?

Bleeding disorder?: There may be trouble with the normal coagulation of the blood. This can be caused by a variety of supplements, medications, liver disease or genetic causes. Evaluation by a doctor is a good idea. ...Read more

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What would happen if you cut yourself deep and it hurts when you bend your hand, and there's a lot of blood. How to stop it bleeding?

What would happen if you cut yourself deep and it hurts when you bend your hand, and there's a lot of blood. How to stop it bleeding?

Laceration: Seek medical attention in an ER or urgent care. If after a cut bleeding doesn't stop within 20-30 minutes ,seek medical attention. You will possibly need a tetanus shot, stitches, and evaluation to insure there was no tendon or critical structure (joint bone) damage. ...Read more

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If someone one has cuts on hand but its not active bleeding and you have cuts that are not bleeding could u catch something if you shaked there hands?

If someone one has cuts on hand but its not active bleeding and you have cuts that are not bleeding could u catch something if you shaked there hands?

No, but: The diseases i believe you are concerned about (hiv, hcv, etc.) are blood borne and without exchange of fluids, there is no risk. However, you can still catch the flu and other common viruses by shaking anyone's hand and then touching your eyes or mouth. Washing hands is a good habit to have! ...Read more

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A stray cat scratched my hand. The wounds pretty much just resemble a couple of paper cuts and didn't bleed much. Should i be worried about rabies?

A stray cat scratched my hand. The wounds pretty much just resemble a couple of paper cuts and didn't bleed much. Should i be worried about rabies?

Depends on variables: In some parts of the world rabies is much more prevalent than the us where cats and dogs are rarely infected.Your local health authority should be able to provide you with an idea if rabies is found in your area and if stray cats might be a problem. Please contact them for guidance.Good wound care immediately is one of your best methods of limiting risk. ...Read more

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I went to a hair salon today. The hairdresser cut his hand while styling my hair. He was bleeding while working on me . Is this a health risk for me?

I went to a hair salon today. The hairdresser cut his hand while styling my hair. He was bleeding while working on me . Is this a health risk for me?

Risk with cut.: Did he put a Bandage over the cut? How do you know he cut himself? I'm bothered by this whole episode, but if he stopped to wash his hand then returned with a bandage over the cut I'd think you'd have no worries. ...Read more

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Cut hand on door (small cut) don't know if lady with hep c touched door with bleeding wound at any point can I get hep c?

Cut hand on door (small cut) don't know if lady with hep c touched door with bleeding wound at any point can I get hep c?

No risk: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance from her body on that door and it got into your cut, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more

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If someone with HIV had a small cut on their hand that was slightly bleeding and they changed a baby's diaper, could baby be at risk of getting HIV?

If someone with HIV had a small cut on their hand that was slightly bleeding and they changed a baby's diaper, could baby be at risk of getting HIV?

If baby ok....: So if the baby's skin is intact, meaning no diaper rash, irritation, minor cuts or sores, then the baby is not going to be infected. Intact skin is excellent protection. However, if there is open skin, raw areas, cuts, etc, the potential exists, albeit a small risk. Face it, you can get HIV from a needle poke - that's a tiny exposure. If in doubt, someone else can change the diaper! ...Read more

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A person cut his hand n bleeding. I helped him but some drops came in my hands is it possible to get hiv. Wha if i go small cut not actively bleeding?

A person cut his hand n bleeding. I helped him but some drops came in my hands is it possible to get hiv. Wha if i go small cut not actively bleeding?

Anything is possible: 1st, you can't get HIV unless s/he has hiv. 2nd, you can't get HIV w/o fluid exposure eg mucous membrane or via skin cut. Very unlikely to get HIV from a few drops via minor paper cut ( http://goo.Gl/p6ixtb) but unfortunately, anything can happen. Best to check his/her HIV status. If negative, no worries. If positive, then check yours now & again in 6 months. In meantime, sex protected sex only. ...Read more

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I recently endured a fairly deep glass cut to my hand I have it bandaged to stop bleeding but what else can I do I don not think hospital is necessary?

I recently endured a fairly deep glass cut to my hand I have it bandaged to stop bleeding but what else can I do I don not think hospital is necessary?

I had this happen: If you keep it clean so it doesn't get infected and keep the edges of the would close together it will heal. I put traumeel cream (http://traumeel.Us/) on my wound to promote healing and in about a week it was closed. That was 15 years ago and I have no residual problems with the wound. ...Read more

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A little dog bit my sisters child who is 2 in 5 months on the hand. He has a slight cut to the finger he's not crying but it's bleeding ?

A little dog bit my sisters child who is 2 in 5 months on the hand. He has a slight cut to the finger he's not crying but it's bleeding 
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Dog bites on hands: Bleeding on the fingers can be difficult to control because we move our fingers all the time causing wounds to reopen. It can easily take 2-4 hours of firm but gentle pressure to stop the bleed. You don't want to use too much pressure as this prevents clotting. She may need stitches if the bleeding continues but then she would also need antibiotics. Check on the dog's rabies vaccine too. ...Read more

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Killard why it is not possible to get HIV from blood of others directly into your hand even with small cut but not actively bleeding . Give reasoning ?

Killard why it is not possible to get HIV from blood of others directly into your hand even with small cut but not actively bleeding . Give reasoning ?

Well,: The number of viral particles in the blood of a person with full blown aids is relatively low per a small unit of blood volume say 1ml when compared the hepatitis b. That means that repetitive exposure is needed for having the bad luck to get infected. But if concerned, never have unprotected sex and if you use fingering put some latex gloves on your hand too! ...Read more

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A man was bleeding i helped him i got 2 or 3 drops of his blood on hand but i can not notice any bleeding cut my hand HIV risk is high or what help me?

A man was bleeding i helped him i got 2 or 3 drops of his blood on hand but i can not notice any bleeding cut my hand HIV risk is high or what help me?

Easy does it: It sounds like you have developed an obsessive fear of having contracted hiv. The vast majority of people are hiv-negative; if the guy is grateful for your help, he might even agree to an office test to confirm he's negative. Hiv isn't going to get through your intact skin or a minor scabbed injury. Get with your physician for a pcr to settle you down & ask what you might do to manage emotions. ...Read more

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Hi docs i came in contact with the blood of unknown person. His blood was on my hand. Earlier i got small cut little bleeding. So what's risks for hiv.

Hi docs i came in contact with the blood of unknown person. His blood was on my hand. Earlier i got small cut little bleeding. So what's risks for hiv.

Blood Exposure: It's difficult to predict, but there is additional concern in addition to hiv. Hepatitis and other blood borne diseases can be transmitted through exposure. I would recommend that you see your doctor and get screened for hiv, hepatitis, and other blood borne diseases. ...Read more

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I've developed small paper cut like wounds on my palm side of my right hand, they hurt & a couple of them are bleeding. My hands aren't dry at all. ?

I've developed small paper cut like wounds on my palm side of my right hand, they hurt & a couple of them are bleeding. My hands aren't dry at all. ?

Liquid bandage: One of the best things to use to get small cuts like this to stop hurting immediately is a liquid bandage. There are several brands, one is called NuSkin. It stings when you put it on but it stops soon and then it seals them off and stops the pain. Make sure to was you skin with warm water and soap well before applying and make sure the skin is dried completely before applying. ...Read more

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I got small cut on hand 10 minute before n has stopped bleeding.other person cut his hand with knife. so if his blood flew to my cut is there hiv risk?

I got small cut on hand 10 minute before n has stopped bleeding.other person cut his hand with knife. so if his blood flew to my cut is there hiv risk?

Complicated question: Are you aware if the other person has HIV infection? Unclear if the other person cut his hand with the same knife and then you suffered a cut? This needs professional and direct input. If you have reason to believe the other person has HIV and you are concerned about transmission best to seek care now. Test that can be done on both which give HIV results in 4 hours. There are options. Risk is low! ...Read more