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To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
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1. To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
2. To take or remove blood from.
An instance of bleeding.
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Molecular biology noun See Gel penetration
Surgery noun An episode of haemorrhage
verb-passive To emit blood; to lose blood—e.g., the arm bleeds
verb-active To let blood
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noun Surgery Traditionally used as a verb, 'bleed' has acquired nominative status in the highly popular synonym for an 'episode of hemorrhage' verb-active To emit blood; to lose blood, eg, the arm bleeds, to bleed at the nose verb-passive To let blood; as, Dr. Q. Wack bleeds Pts with fever. See Herald bleed.
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To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
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Patient discussion about bleed

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.

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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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But plagued by debt she "bled dry" Mrs Forrest's bank account while not paying care home fees.
"With the NHS running out of beds, commuters bled dry and VAT sent sky high, they are still partying like it's 1999 while Vince Cable and the Con-Dem Government stand idly by."
CCCW claims to be pleased that developed nations will be bled dry by agreements reached in Cancun and will be forced to send pounds 100 billion of tax payers cash to "poor" countries.
They have to watch our country being bled dry when they had to fight and die for this country.
How come the Inland Revenue allows big business to get away with such things when the ordinary person is bled dry by the system?
On Christmas night motorists searched the city for petrol and the handful still with small supplies were soon bled dry. The AA said they handled a 'colossal' number of breakdowns on Boxing Day.
Well, I suppose I am someone who remembers many doom-laden evenings watching the Breeders' Cup, feeling bled dry by the sight of great European champions like Dancing Brave and Halling and Montjeu running like ailing spaniels in the oh-so-different world of American racing.
"A school like this one could be bled dry by this but I believe we will be successful."
Fortunately, my brain is younger than my years, but in my legs I'm a lot older" Entertainer Nicholas Parsons, 94 "Rail users are being bled dry to ensure our private train companies stay in profit" Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association, on the latest "staggering" increases in rail fares "There is more chance of finding rocking horse dung than a Conservative who agrees that the pay cap should be lifted" Shadow Treasury minister Peter Dowd
Duterte, too, seeks to 'modernize' a society that continues to be bled dry by dynastic, parasitic elite families; he, too, seeks to pacify active (if relatively weaker) resistance movements.
Until this issue is addressed, the NHS will continue to be bled dry.
Chameleon, which is the name of the mechanic's car business, also appeared to urge friends to watch Crimewatch to see "immigrants are murderers" before claiming Britain is a "f***d country" being "bled dry".