What is bleeding?


Bleeding, technically known as hemorrhaging or haemorrhaging (see American and British spelling differences), is the loss of blood or blood escape from the circulatory system. Bleeding can occur internally, where blood leaks from blood vessels inside the body, or externally, either through a natural opening such as the mouth, nose, ear, vagina or anus, or through a break in the skin. Desanguination is a massive blood loss, and the complete loss of blood is referred to as exsanguination. Typically, a healthy person can endure a loss of 10–15% of the total blood volume without serious medical difficulties, and blood donation typically takes 8–10% of the donor's blood volume.

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... The bleeding Lakshmikanthan, however, managed to garner enough strength to walk all the way to the lawyer's house, who listened to Lakshmikanthan's description of the ... Profusely bleeding and unable to move, Lakshmikanthan dictated his description of the incident while sitting in the rickshaw while inspector Krishnan Nambiyar wrote it ... At the General Hospital, Lakshmikanthan was admitted to the Wenlock Ward when bleeding in the abdomen did not cease ...
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... and not suicide however, if the bleeding is copious and/or allowed to continue unchecked, cardiac arrhythmia, followed by severe hypovolemia, shock, circulatory collapse and/or cardiac arrest, and death may ensue, in ... aggressive resuscitation is required to prevent death of the patient standard emergency bleeding control applies for pre-hospital treatment ... Arterial bleeding is identified by the rhythmic gush of blood (in unison with the heartbeat) that is bright red in color ...
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... 'Medical bleeding' denotes hemorrhage as a result of an underlying medical condition (i.e ... causes of bleeding that are not directly due to trauma) ... aspects of blood clot formation which manifest as bleeding ...

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