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haemorrhage

Haematology
noun Bleeding, which may be pooled or active.
 
verb To bleed.

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noun A popular term for a significant loss of revenue to a provider—e.g., a hospital, physician office, etc.—resulting from nonreimbusement by third-party carriers for tests or procedures not covered by the insurer or guarantor.

hem·or·rhage

(hem'ŏr-ăj)
1. An escape of blood through ruptured or unruptured vessel walls.
2. To bleed substantially.
Synonym(s): haemorrhage.
[G. haimorrhagia, fr. haima, blood, + rhēgnymi, to burst forth]

haemorrhage

An abnormal escape of blood from an artery, a vein, an arteriole, a venule or a capillary network. Haemorrhage may occur into a body cavity or organ, into tissues such as muscles, or externally by way of a wound. Internal haemorrhage often causes a HAEMATOMA. Severe haemorrhage results in dangerous loss of circulating blood volume and there may be insufficient to supply the heart muscle and the brain. This is inevitably fatal unless a rapid transfusion of blood is given. Insufficient circulating fluid causes the syndrome of surgical SHOCK for which fluid replacement is urgently needed. This need not be whole blood; an infusion of salt water (saline) can save life.

haemorrhage

an escape of blood from the blood vessels, due to a wound or disease.

haemorrhage

loss of blood from a ruptured blood vessel. In sport, usually the result of trauma. Significant bleeding may result from either an externally obvious injury (e.g. fractured tibia, lacerations) or less obvious internal trauma (e.g. ruptured spleen, lung trauma) and may result in shock. See also shock.

haemorrhage

bleeding

haemorrhage

The escape of blood from any part of the vascular system. Note: also spelt hemorrhage.
blot haemorrhage A form of intraretinal haemorrhage often noted in background (nonproliferative) diabetic retinopathy, branch retinal vein occlusion, carotid occlusive disease and child abuse. The haemorrhage is located within the inner retina and is limited by the orientation of the inner nuclear and plexiform layers. A small blot haemorrhage is often referred to as a 'dot' haemorrhage.
flame haemorrhage  See preretinal haemorrhage.
preretinal haemorrhage Haemorrhage occurring between the retina and the vitreous body. It is usually large and often shaped like a D with the straight edge at the top. Syn. subhyaloid haemorrhage. Others are flame shaped and occur at the level of the nerve fibre layer and tend to parallel the course of the nerve fibres (flame haemorrhage). Retinal haemorrhages are usually round and originate in the deep capillaries of the retina. Retinal and preretinal haemorrhages usually absorb after a period of time (except those that break into the vitreous), but subarachnoid haemorrhage (which is usually due to a rupture of an aneurysm in an artery of the circle of Willis) must be suspected as they often accompany it. See proliferative retinopathy.
subconjunctival haemorrhage A red patch of blood on the conjunctiva of the eye, due to the rupture of a small blood vessel beneath. The condition is nearly always unilateral and the haemorrhage absorbs spontaneously although it frequently alarms the subject. It may be associated with hypertension, especially in people over 50 years of age. See sickle-cell disease.
subarachnoid haemorrhage; subhyaloid haemorrhage See preretinal haemorrhage.

hem·or·rhage

(hem'ŏr-ăj)
1. Escape of blood from the intravascular space.
Synonym(s): haemorrhage.
2. To bleed.
[G. haimorrhagia, fr. haima, blood, + rhēgnymi, to burst forth]

Patient discussion about haemorrhage

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

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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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Such retinal haemorrhages are eponymously termed Roth spots after Swiss pathologist, Moritz Roth (see Figure 2).
However, in the posterior circulation aneurysms tend to show dissection, where there is haemorrhage into the medial layer of the vessel wall.
Her visual acuity was 6/15 initially and a diagnosis of either an early periorbital infection, allergy to hyalase or a slow onset retrobulbar haemorrhage was entertained.
Typically there are little or often no warning signs before a subarachnoid haemorrhage occurs, generally the person collapses with a sudden headache that is unlike any other headache they've ever experienced.
William Pearce, 76, suffered a brain haemorrhage that caused him to fall or collapse outside the Master Cooper pub in Acklam, Teesside Coroner's Court was told yesterday.
Babies with subdural haemorrhage in this study were followed up until age two years.
Rupture of the retinal capillaries gives rise to dot and blot haemorrhages (Figure 1).
It was the day the 47-year-old suffered a devastating brain haemorrhage.
CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah were last night at the bedside of their tiny baby daughter as she battled for life after suffering a devastating brain haemorrhage.
When the optic nerves are swollen, eg in papilloedema, there are often flame haemorrhages in the retina surrounding the optic nerve head.
If we can get this specifically for survivors of brain haemorrhages, it will make such a big difference.
Eight years ago Carole Lister, 49, and her husband Brian, 52, lost their son Clarke, then 10, to a brain haemorrhage.