bleeding

(redirected from bleedings)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to bleedings: Blood loss

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.

More discussions about bleeding
References in classic literature ?
He could only gesture around from the dying cat to his torn clothes and bleeding wounds and the fox-terriers licking their injuries and whimpering at his feet.
He's some defender," Captain Duncan grinned, with a hint of the return of his ordinary geniality, at the same time tenderly pressing his bleeding shoulder and looking woefully down at his tattered duck trousers.
While the servants were busied in providing materials, the surgeon, who imputed the backwardness which had appeared in Sophia to her fears, began to comfort her with assurances that there was not the least danger; for no accident, he said, could ever happen in bleeding, but from the monstrous ignorance of pretenders to surgery, which he pretty plainly insinuated was not at present to be apprehended.
Indeed, one objection which she had to bleeding (though she did not make it) was the delay which it would occasion to setting the broken bone.
Here the dinner bell interrupted a conversation which had wrought such an effect on Sophia, that she was, perhaps, more obliged to her bleeding in the morning, than she, at the time, had apprehended she should be.
Mr Clennam won't be deterred by its being in Bleeding Heart Yard.
As they went along, certainly one of the party, and probably more than one, thought that Bleeding Heart Yard was no inappropriate destination for a man who had been in official correspondence with my lords and the Barnacles--and perhaps had a misgiving also that Britannia herself might come to look for lodgings in Bleeding Heart Yard some ugly day or other, if she over-did the Circumlocution Office.
2,3] However, some studies revealed that the incidence of minor bleedings may be increased or hematuria and rectal bleeding may be prolonged in patients using ASA.
While only purpurae are observed in some patients, life-threatening bleedings may occur in others.
The Church has acknowledged the authenticity of these Eucharistic miracles, as it has, in a preliminary fashion, acknowledged such miracles with bleedings of the Eucharist in Venezuela and elsewhere in this decade.
A pilot study with an earlier Infrascanner prototype involving more than 300 patients demonstrated high sensitivity for detecting bleeding in the brain and for rapidly detecting the onset of late bleedings.
But by treating a patient with intracranial bleedings unknowingly by such a therapy, the patient would experience a life threatening situation.