With severe bleeding, any of these may be true:
With moderate bleeding, any of these may be true:
With mild bleeding, any of these may be true:
If you have anemia or low blood volume for other reasons, such as recent diarrhea or dehydration, blood loss from a severe cut can quickly become serious. Scalp wound bleeding in children also can rapidly lead to serious blood loss. Bleeding is more serious when:
Serious injuries or deep cuts over the neck, chest, or abdomen may cause internal bleeding. Watch for signs of shock.
Last Revised: April 26, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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