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Bleeding: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

The loss of blood externally through an opening in the body is known as external bleeding while the flow of blood within an organ or anywhere outside the veins and into the body is known as internal bleeding. Bleeding can be caused by numerous reasons, and therefore the treatment options for the same also vary. One of the most common reasons for bleeding is an injury. If you have gotten hurt and have suffered an injury, you will end up bleeding. In this case, the right course for treatment is the application of gauze. Similarly, bleeding can be caused due to an internal condition. In that case, once the condition is assessed properly, the course of treatment will be determined. Most internal bleeding is caused due to an internal injury. There are a few ways to treat this. The first is the administration of various medications that can stem the flow of blood and also stop the cause of bleeding. If that does not work, surgery might be required to stitch up the opening from where blood is coming out.

Some people suffer from nosebleeds when they are stressed out. In this case, the treatment is to just tilt your head back and try to stop the flow like that.

How is the treatment done?

To start the treatment, the diagnosis must first be done. If your bleeding is caused by an injury, then your doctor will first assess the injury to see how deep it is. Superficial injuries can be treated with bandages or gauze bandages, if needed. Sometimes, a wad of cotton is inserted between the bandage and the wound to further aid with the stemming of the blood. If the injury is deep, the treatment will take a few additional steps. Stitches are often used to bind the wound together. Internal stitches can be used to sew together muscles or tissues if the wound cut through them. External stitches are used to close the wound by sewing the skin together. When administered, this treatment is very effective for stopping bleeding.

Internal bleeding is normally treated with medications as the bleeding is often caused due to another condition such as peptic ulcers, typhoid, and so on. Thus, treating the actual condition is the only way to treat the bleeding. However, if the internal bleeding is caused by an injury, then surgery may be required to assess and control the damage to the body. Again, stitches are administered along with medication that can stem the flow of blood.

Bleeding caused by stress, such as nosebleeds, are usually combatted by tilting your head back until the blood stops. Often, this needs to be accompanied with exercises that combat stress.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you are bleeding, it is advisable to seek treatment. No matter how minor the injury may be, getting proper care and ensuring the wound is cleaned and blood flow is properly stopped is the best thing to do for your health.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you are not bleeding, you are not eligible to seek treatment for the same.

Are there any side effects?

There are no side effects to the treatment. Although, if you do not change your bandages as instructed or keep them clean, you will run the risk of getting an infection. If the infection reaches your bloodstream, you can suffer from blood poisoning or sepsis as well, which is very dangerous. If you have undergone surgery, you can expect a few common side effects such as bruising, swelling, and pain.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The most important thing to do once your treatment is over is to ensure your bandages are clean and changed as and when they are supposed to be. This ensures hygiene and also helps your body heal properly and effectively.

How long does it take to recover?

Bleeding can be stopped immediately once the cause is identified. Often, it stops as the bandage is applied as wounds are usually cleaned with something that can help with clotting the blood.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of getting treated can range anywhere between Rs. 100 – Rs. 200.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment are permanent unless the bleeding is caused by something other what the treatment was for. If you have an underlying condition that has not been diagnosed and treated, then it is likely that the bleeding will occur again and again.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

A mixture of turmeric and ghee can be smeared over a wound to treat it. However, antiseptics are the most effective way to treat wounds.

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

MBBS, Md - Obs & Gynae
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Menstrual cycles are really hectic for a woman to tackle all the time. Sometimes they result to different abnormalities which can be caused due to a lot of various reasons. But if you are experiencing some serious problems every month then you should visit the doctor and do a checkup. You should never neglect any kind of medical disorder which is often related to your menstrual cycle.

One of the most common problem which many women face is abnormal uterine bleeding. It is a serious problem in which the bleeding from the uterus is longer than expected and can occur at irregular time. You may face bleeding at unusual times and randomly. So it becomes really hectic to manage if you have a hectic schedule.

Causes

Abnormal uterine bleeding can be caused due to a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most important of them which affects majority of the women.

● AUB can occur when the female ovaries do not release the egg.
● Thickening of the uterine wall or lining can also result to heavy bleeding at unusual times.
● Uterine polyps may also lead to bleeding.
● If the person is suffering from any cancer which has affected the ovaries, uterus, cervix, or vagina.
● If the women takes hormonal birth control pills.
Infection in the uterus or cervix can also lead to heavy unusual bleeding.

These are the most common causes of AUB which most of the women tend to experience. Now we will have a look at the symptoms of AUB which will help you to identify it.

Symptoms

Abnormal uterine bleeding can be identified if the following symptoms have been experienced.

● If there is heavy bleeding or spotting from the vagina between periods
● If the Periods occur less than 28 days apart or more than 35 days apart.
● If the time period between the periods changes frequently each month.
● The bleeding may last for more days than normal or for more than a week.

So these are the symptoms of AUB which you should be well aware of and if you identify any of them, make sure you visit your doctor or gynaecologist for a checkup.

Risks

AUB can possess different risks to the women who are facing it. Even though most women tend to experience it at least once in their lifetime, sometimes it can become really serious and needs to be treated so that it does not affect your health in a negative way. The most common risks which are involved in Abnormal uterine bleeding are -

● If AUB is affecting the woman very frequently and if it is not treated properly, it can result to infertility or the condition which does not let a woman conceive.
● Women can also experience severe anemia due to heavy blood loss.
● Untreated AUB can be really dangerous and can also result to endometrial cancer.

So here are the different information related to Abnormal uterine bleeding which you should know about and if you experience anything serious related to it make sure you visit the doctor immediately.

Anal Bleeding - Common Reasons Behind It!

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FAIS, Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery
General Surgeon, Mumbai
Anal Bleeding - Common Reasons Behind It!

Anal bleeding is one of the most painful diseases that occur in most of the individuals. Bleeding is the indication of the presence of the colon in the human body. It is a result of a cut or if there is a tear in the lining of Anus or it can even be in the Anal opening. The persons who are having this problem will suffer very seriously from the pain in Anal at the same time there will be huge amounts of bleeding. The person who is having disease gets terrified by seeing the situation. Hence, as a first step, the patient will visit a reputed proctologist to solve the problem and get relieved from the pain and bleeding.

Symptoms of Anal Bleeding
The first and the foremost symptoms of anal bleeding is the severe pain in the anal, which is unbearable by most of the individuals. At the same time individual also gets bleeding in the Anal which causes more tension that even leads to the depression. These are the most common symptoms that help in recognizing the disease.

Reasons for the Anal Bleeding
Anal bleeding is caused due to several reasons, and it may vary from one individual to the others. Though there are several reasons, some of them will be common in all the individuals. The most popular reasons for the Anal Bleeding are as mentioned below:

The entire above are the most common reasons, may not all be the reasons for the Anal bleeding but at least one from the list.

Indications of the anal bleeding through appearance?
Most of the individuals suffer from the Anal bleeding, but they feel shy to express it even at the Proctology specialist. The causes of Anal bleeding can be identified by the appearance of color in the blood. Below we mention about the nature of bleeding through its appearance:

  • Scarlet color indicates Hemorrhoids or Anal fissure presence.
  • Red color blood suggests a malignant tumor or polyps in the colon.
  • Dark color blood clots mean Diverticulosis
  • Black color bleeding indicates Gastric Pathologies and Duodenum.

Treatment of Anal bleeding by a proctologist
The best thing is to visit the proctologist so that they give the treatment depending upon the severity of the disease. The treatment can be from using of ointments in case of hemorrhoids or even laser treatments. Proctologists even suggest Hirudotherapy for some of the patients which depend on the condition of the individual. In some of the cases, even anti-inflammatory drugs will be suggested by the individuals to treat the disease. In case of Intestinal polyps, Diverticulitis treatment is used so as to remove benign tumors from the rectum, so as to prevent malignant tumor in the individuals. In any condition, the most important thing is to visit a proctologist and take correct treatment, before it leads to worst situations.

Excessive Bleeding During Pregnancy - Things You Need To Be Aware Of!

DNB, DGO, MD
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Excessive Bleeding During Pregnancy - Things You Need To Be Aware Of!

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common and doesn’t always mean there is a problem. It can be daunting and scary. However contrary to common beliefs, bleeding need not be a necessary harmful to a pregnant woman. However, it is important to take bleeding seriously at any stage of the pregnancy.

What are the possible causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

Causes of vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy include

  1. Implantation bleeding: It is a harmless light bleeding that often occurs around the time your period would have been due. It occurs when the developing embryo implants itself in the wall of the womb.
  2. Cervical changes: Cervical changes due to pregnancy may sometimes cause bleeding specifically after sex.
  3. Miscarriage: During early pregnancy vaginal bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage. About 1 in 5 pregnancies miscarry and usually, the cause is in the fetus and not the mother or the partner. At the same time, it is important to note that many women who bleed at this stage of pregnancy go on to have normal and successful pregnancies.
  4. Ectopic pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy is when fertilized egg implants outside the womb, for example in the fallopian tube. It can cause bleeding and is dangerous.

Early detection and appropriate management is a must in this case, so as to prevent any life-threatening complication. Other less common causes are molar pregnancy (a mass that forms inside the uterus that does not result in a baby) and problems with the cervix such as a cervical growth or cervical or vaginal infections. Vaginal bleeding might also occur during the later second or third trimester of the pregnancy.

Some of the commonly occurring includes

  1. Placenta praevia (low lying placenta): This is when the placenta is attached in the lower part of the womb, near to or covering the cervix. Bleeding from a low lying placenta can be very heavy and put you and your baby at risk
  2. Placental abruption: It is a serious condition in which the placenta starts to come away from the womb wall.
  3. Vasa praevia: A rare condition where baby’s blood vessels run through the membranes covering the cervix. When your water breaks, these vessels are torn and cause vaginal bleeding.

Vaginal bleeding towards the end of the pregnancy is normal. Often bleeding mixed with mucous (which is called show) can be a sign of the starting of the labor. 

When to visit a doctor?

It is important to keep the doctor informed about any bleeding that may have occurred at any stage of the pregnancy. A woman should carefully note details such as the type of bleeding, its texture, whether it included any tissue or clots, other symptoms such as pain and dizziness To work out what is the causing the bleeding, you may need to have a vaginal or pelvic examination, an ultrasound scan or blood tests and according to the cause and how many weeks pregnant you are it would be advised whether you need to be admitted to hospital or not and further treatment would be planned and advised.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding - Common Reasons Behind It!

MBBS, M.S. (Gold Medalist), MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Agra
Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding - Common Reasons Behind It!

It is gastrointestinal bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, commonly defined as bleeding arising from the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum. Blood is often observed in vomit (hematemesis) or in stool (melena). Upper gastrointestinal bleeding denotes a medical emergency and typically requires hospital care for primary diagnosis and treatment. The incidence of upper gastrointestinal bleeding is 50-150 individuals per 100,000 annually. Depending on its severity, it carries an estimated mortality risk of 11%.

The causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding are as follows:

Esophageal causes (gastrorrhagia):

  • Esophageal varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal ulcers
  • Mallory-Weiss tear

Gastric causes

Dieulafoy's lesions

  • Duodenal causes
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Vascular malformation, including aorto-enteric fistulae
  • Hematobilia or bleeding from the biliary tree
  • Hemosuccus pancreaticus or bleeding from the pancreatic duct
  • Severe superior mesenteric artery syndrome

The signs and symptoms of upper gastrointestinal bleeding are as follows:

  • Hematemesis - Vomiting of blood
  • Melena - Blood in the stool
  • Hematochezia - Passage of fresh blood through the anus, usually in or with stools
  • Syncope - Loss of consciousness (fainting)
  • Presyncope - State of lightheadedness, muscular weakness, blurred vision, and feeling faint
  • Dyspepsia – IndigestionEpigastric painHeartburnDiffuse abdominal pain
  • Dysphagia - Difficulty in swallowing. Weight lossJaundice - Yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and sclera

The diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal bleeding is made when hematemesis is present. In the absence of hematemesis, an upper source of GI bleeding is likely in the presence of at least two factors among - Black stool, age < 50 years or blood urea nitrogen/creatinine ratio 30 or more

If these findings are absent, consider a nasogastric aspirate to determine the source of bleeding. If the aspirate is positive, an upper GI bleed is greater than 50%, but not high enough to be certain. If the aspirate is negative, the source of a GI bleed is likely lower. The accuracy of the aspirate is improved by using the Gastroccult test. Also, the following diagnostic tests are done:

  • Orthostatic blood pressure
  • Complete blood count with differential counts
  • Hemoglobin level
  • Type and crossmatch blood
  • Basic metabolic profile, BUN,
  • Coagulation profile
  • Serum calcium
  • Serum gastrin
  • Endoscopy
  • Chest radiography
  • Nasogastric lavageAngiography (if bleeding persists and endoscopy fails to identify a bleeding site)

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding can be managed in the following ways:

  • Airway management and fluid resuscitation using either intravenous fluids and or blood
  • Medications to stop the bleeding (Proton-pump inhibitors are often given in the emergency)
  • Surgical intervention
  • Treating the consequences (like anemia) that the bleeding may have caused
  • Precautions are taken to prevent rebleeding

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding - How To Deal With It?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding - How To Deal With It?

As a woman goes through life, her hormonal levels change quite dramatically and this can be quite impactful. However, sometimes the impact is not a good one! This can be said to be the cause when it comes to dysfunctional uterine bleeding. This sort of bleeding occurs when the levels the hormones are at cause the menstrual cycle of the woman to become erratic.

Understanding the Diagnosis
When it comes to the diagnosis of an issue such as this, the process must include the ruling out of other more serious problems such as fibroids, a miscarriage, or even cancer which has affected the cervix or the uterus of the woman.

Treatment options
A doctor, post-ruling out these situations, will inform the patient, if dysfunctional uterine bleeding is what is being experienced. When it comes to the matter of how dysfunctional uterine bleeding is to be dealt with, it can be said that the best thing which is to be done is to sit down with the doctor and have a comprehensive chat with respect to what the solutions which are available at hand are.

  1. One of these solutions happens to be hormone treatment. However, it is to be kept in mind that this is usually only made use of in order to stop dysfunctional uterine bleeding which is very severe.
  2. If the woman is not experiencing bleeding which is this bad, a good solution could be non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are also known by their abbreviation, which is NSAIDs. Drugs such as ibuprofen are used quite widely when it comes to treating the issue of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. That being said, the matter of the best solution is something which is very subjective and the best judge of the same is only the doctor who has been apprised of all the facts which pertain to the case at hand.
  3. It is only in extreme cases that the uterus as a whole is removed, a process which goes by the name of hysterectomy. This sort of solution is only recommended when a woman does not wish to have any more children.
  4. If a woman who has been experiencing the problem of dysfunctional uterine bleeding is aged between the years of 19 and 39, a good and apt solution would be a combination of low dose hormonal contraceptive treatment along with progestin therapy.

A dysfunctional uterine bleeding is something which can mar a woman’s daily life, but it really needs not be the case!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Popular Questions & Answers

I have been diagnosed with menorrhagia and have been prescribed with ethamcip-250 mg twice a day for 7 days & trapic-500 mg once a day. What is shocking is that I don't know they said I have high bp at 141/103 I don't know I was very tensed when all tests were going on and yes I had very heavy food with full of spices just before having checkup. So, is there any chance to get high-bp during periods? And how many days does it take to stop the flow of periods while having those mentioned tablets. Please give an answer ,which would be very helpful for me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. I can understand. Please don't be panic. Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. Although heavy menstrual bleeding is a common concern, most women don't experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia. Do consult your gynecologist. I am here to help you in every aspect of your mental and physical health. Any sexual or psychological problems can be cured with the help of various methods and therapies. I suggest you to post your query with every detail here. I will help you in overcoming your problems certainly. Take care.

Mujhe period aaya tha aur 10 din baad maine apne husband se sex kiya. Sex ke baad maine pregnancy rokne ki dawa khayi lekin sex karne ke 5 din baad mujhe dobara period aa gaya aur blood aa raha hai jyada to main kya karun aur actually mujhe kya karna chahiye.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Emergency jyada hormones vali jaisi davai lene ke paanch ya das din baad withdrawal bleeding hota hai aur uske baad naya cycle shuru hota hai.
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My daughter is 11. 5 years old. She had her first period but after 8 days bleeding is not stopped. Should I give her medicine to stop the bleeding.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO
Gynaecologist, Pune
If the bleeding is heavy, you need to give medicines to stop the bleeding. Your gynaecologist will help you with this problem.

Hi, I am 28 years old and 10 weeks 7 days pregnant yesterday I found blood in morning urine I called my gynaec she told me to take tranalok E 2 tablets after that bleeding is stop. I went for ultrasound my baby is fine and growing healthy but I found brown tissues in my urine all the time my gynaec says those are waste but I am not satisfied I am still worried about those brown tissues which are came from my vagina. What are those? Are they harmed my baby and one more thing I already got miscarriage before.(no brown spots only tissues)

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Brown: May happen right after periods, and is just "cleaning out" your vagina. Old blood looks brown. Spotting Blood/Brown Discharge: This may occur when you are ovulating/mid-cycle. Sometimes early in pregnancy you may have spotting or a brownish discharge at the time your period would normally come.
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What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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I m Dr. Sharda Jain, Director of Life Care Centre. I m going to talk today about uterine bleeding.
Uterine bleeding is a very common problem. Every fifth woman after she starts having periods is troubled because of altered heavy bleeding pattern. Now, if she is less than 20 years then, in that particular case, if the cycle is coming less in 21 days and she is bleeding for more than five days and if she does see passage of clots she should, you should not delay it because her haemoglobin is going to dropped out, her studies are going to get suffered, so, please see gynaecologist as early as possible.

Between 20 to 40 years, this time, the bleeding is usually related to pregnancy because these people are married and anytime in case if there is a lapse in using a contraceptive, effective contraception then, in that particular case it is all related to pregnancy. After your doctor s visit and examination a trans-vaginal sonography is done and we find out what is the cause and the treatment is done early.
After 40 years, when the woman has got problems, we have to be worried about it, because at that particular time the chance is we think that they can be uterine malignancy or it can be genital malignancy. Again, it is a very simple procedure.

After doctor s examination, after an ultrasound, opsis, endometrial biopsy is done and that sorts out everything. So, the diagnosis right on the day 1 is done in 90 percent of cases at the end of 48 hours, you find you have a full diagnosis. Sometime the bleeding comes after the stoppage of period that is after menopause and that time we view it just like that it can be, it is cancer unless proved otherwise.
Again, we have to be aggressive here, along with ultrasound, along with endometrial biopsy, hysteroscopy is also done at that particular stage and then we want to find out that there is no underlying malignancy.
Do not ignore the bleeding problem in your wife, in your daughter, in your daughter-in-law.
Seek the doctor s help early.
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