ER Symptoms: Bleeding
When considering whether bleeding means a trip to the ER, you must consider the type, severity and location of the bleeding.
Go To Your Nearest ER Or Call 911 If Any of these Conditions Apply:
- Bleeding from a wound deep enough to see yellow fatty tissue
- Bleeding from an animal or human bite
- Bleeding due to puncture with a foreign object
- Bleeding on or near the head, face or genitalia
- You take blood thinners or have a clotting disorder
- Significant vaginal bleeding not due to regular menstruation
- Vaginal bleeding while you are pregnant
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Coughing or vomiting bloodBleeding from an area affected by recent surgery
Heavy Bleeding May Be The Result Of:
- Internal injuries
- Miscarriage - spontaneous loss of pregnancy
- Ectopic Pregnancy - happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself someplace other than in the uterus; can be life-threatening
- Cysts or Polyps - most commonly found on the ovaries or uterus
- Puncture Wounds - usually involves foreign objects and may require tetanus shot, antibiotics and/or stitches
- Female Reproductive Issues - may include heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding
- Cuts, Scrapes and Contusions
This list is not inclusive of all possible medical emergencies. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.
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