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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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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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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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How should I know if i was bleeding internally from the wrist?

How should I know if i was bleeding internally from the wrist?

Wrsit brusie: It is unlikely to bleed inside the wrist. Local bruising and swelling would be the result. ...Read more

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My fiance hurt his wrist at work looks like a vein xploded swollen large dark blue spot on wrist should we be concerned about the bleeding under skin?

My fiance hurt his wrist at work looks like a vein xploded swollen large dark blue spot on wrist should we be concerned about the bleeding under skin?

Treat symptomaticly: Injuries to the soft tissues of the body below the skin cause swelling and can also cause the veins in the skin below the injury to bleed. This is what causes the area to become black and blue. Over about a week the body reabsorbs the blood, the swelling subsides and the area heals. The initial treatment is ice to the injured area, elevation and compression usually with an ace wrap. ...Read more

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