Bleeding

Alternative Names

Blood loss; Open injury bleeding

Definition of Bleeding

Bleeding refers to the loss of blood. Bleeding can happen inside the body (internally) or outside the body (externally). It may occur:

Review

Jacob L. Heller, MD, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/15/2009

Stopping bleeding with direct pressure
Stopping bleeding with a tourniquet
Stopping bleeding with pressure and ice

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