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bleeding

 [blēd´ing]
1. escape of blood from an injured vessel; see also hemorrhage.
2. phlebotomy.
dysfunctional uterine bleeding bleeding from the nonmenstruating uterus when no organic lesions are present.
implantation bleeding that occurring at the time of implantation of the zygote in the decidua.
occult bleeding escape of blood in such small quantity that it can be detected only by chemical tests or by microscopic or spectroscopic examination.
bleeding time the time required for a standardized wound to stop bleeding. The bleeding time test is used as a screening procedure to detect both congenital and acquired platelet disorders; it measures the ability of platelets to arrest bleeding and hence gives an estimate of platelet number and level of functioning. There are several methods of performing the bleeding time. In Ivy's test, incisions are made on the forearm, a sphygmomanometer is inflated to a standard of 40 mm around the upper arm, and the time until cessation of bleeding is recorded. The template method is a variation in which a template with a slit in it is laid on the forearm, and the slit and the knife making the skin incision are both standardized. The most widely used template is the Simplate. Normally bleeding will cease in 2 to 9 minutes. Qualitative platelet disorders, thrombocytopenia (platelet count of less than 100,000/mm3), and the use of aspirin will prolong the bleeding time.

bleed·ing

(blēd'ing),
1. Losing blood as a result of the rupture or severance of blood vessels.
2. Phlebotomy; the letting of blood.

bleeding

/bleed·ing/ (-ing)
1. the escape of blood, as from an injured vessel.

dysfunctional uterine bleeding  (DUB) bleeding from the uterus when no organic lesions are present.
implantation bleeding  that occurring at the time of implantation of the blastocyst in the decidua.
occult bleeding  escape of blood in such small quantity that it can be detected only by chemical test or by microscopic or spectroscopic examination.

bleeding

the release of blood from the vascular system as a result of damage to a blood vessel. See also blood clotting.

bleeding

Cosmetic surgery
A popular term for exudation of gel silicone through an implant—e.g., breast capsule into surrounding tissue.

Medspeak
Emitting blood; haemorrhage; bloodletting.
 
Vox populi
Hemorrhagic diathesis, see there; expressing anguish.

bleeding

Clinical medicine Emitting blood; hemorrhaging; bloodletting Gynecology See Breakthrough bleeding, Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, Postmenopausal bleeding, Postpartum bleeding, Varicial bleeding Medtalk Hemorrhagic diathesis, see there; expressing anguish or compassion.

bleed·ing

(blēd'ing)
1. Losing blood as a result of the rupture or severance of blood vessels.
2. Phlebotomy; the letting of blood.

bleeding

Haemorrhage.

bleeding,

n 1. losing blood, externally or internally.
2. in traditional Chinese medicine, method used to remove heat from a given location or to drain a channel.

bleed·ing

(blēd'ing)
Losing blood as a result of the rupture or severance of blood vessels.

bleeding,

n the flowing of blood.
bleeding disorders,
n.pl hemorrhagic disorders including capillary abnormalities, platelet deficiencies, and blood clotting defects characterized by spontaneous and sometimes uncontrollable bleeding. Consideration before most invasive dental procedures.
bleeding, gingival,
bleeding, occult
n a hemorrhage of such small proportions that the blood can be detected only by chemical test, microscope, or spectroscope.
bleeding points,
n.pl a series of puncture points made through the gingival tissue; used as a guide for making the gingivectomy incision.
bleeding time,
n the time required for blood to stop flowing from a tiny wound. Normal bleeding time is from 2 to 6 minutes. Bleeding time is increased in disorders of platelet count, uremia, and ingestion of aspirin and other antiinflammatory medications.

bleeding

1. the escape of blood, as from an injured vessel. See also hemorrhage.
2. the purposeful withdrawal of blood from a vessel of the body; venesection; phlebotomy. See also blood sampling.

bleeding disorders
incomplete bleeding
the carcass of an animal slaughtered for meat which is incompletely bled out has a darker meat and more blood in vessels and the heart cavities than a properly slaughtered animal. This gives it an appearance resembling a fevered carcass.
occult bleeding
escape of blood in such small quantity that it can be detected only by chemical tests or by microscopic or spectroscopic examination.
bleeding time
the time required for a small pinpoint wound to cease bleeding. If done properly, the test can be helpful in determining the functional capacity of platelets and of vasoconstriction.

Patient discussion about bleeding

Q. Hi, I´m bleeding when I pee,suggestions? I´m 42 years old,and I had a lot of pain days ago just like before when I had a kidney stone and now I´m bleeding when I pee but I don´t know if could be a different problem

A. Thanks everybody, I´m taking care of the problem, all of you are very nice, God bless you.

Q. Can acupuncture cause bleeding? I’m thinking to try acupuncture for back pain I have for many months (long story, so far nothing helped), but I’m afraid it’ll cause bruises and bleeding – last week when the nurse draw blood from my arm she left a green sign that lasted almost a week. Is it dangerous? Can it cause infection?

A. Has blood drawing ever caused an infection? The same way, if the new and sterile needles are used, the risk is very low.

Take care

Q. My husband has a very small mole that was cut.We can not seem to get it to stop bleeding. Any suggestions? tried a shaving pencil, and band-aids of every size. Just will not stop bleeding.

A. In this case, you should go see the doctor who took the mole out, or any dermatologist actually, that can burn the spot a little bit to help it stop bleeding.

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