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Are tourniquets only used to stop bloodflow?

Basically you only use a Tourniquet on a hemmorhage/bleeding that you can't stop. However, on medium sized bleedings, you need to use a bandage and apply a lot of preassure (for example you do the ...
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How much does aspirin affect blood clotting?

How long does it take for the clotting effects to wear off. Assuming one dose of around 600mg of aspirin and exactly how much effect does it have on clotting of minor bleeds?
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When does a cut require medical attention?

Here is a brief scenario from my actual experience: Someone cuts their finger on a sharp knife and the cut is a bit deep. With pressure the bleeding eventually stops, and the small flap of skin that ...
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Keeping a heavily bleeding patient awake. Why?

In case a victim of an accident or gun shot or other trauma of that sort is heavily bleeding, does it increase survival chances to tell them to stay awake? And if it does, why? I can imagine it might ...
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Amount of Bleeding from Wounded Lungs

For a game, I need at least a vague estimate on how much the lungs will bleed. One person mentioned that a deer shot through both lungs with a hunting rifle would be stopped by the bleeding within 10 ...
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Which type of specialist should we see for bleeding and possible liver damage after alcohol withdrawal?

My father (aged 53) has stopped drinking alcohol since January and due to this he has a low bp 110/60, when he goes to the toilet bleeding there is blood in the urine, hemoglobin is 6, stomach is ...
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Birth Control Pills. Abnormal Bleeding

Is it normal to still have breakthrough bleeding in between periods if you have been on birth control for over a year?
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Dealing with triangle puncture wounds

In that picture it mentions how triangle wounds are impossible to stitch up. If that is true how would one treat a triangle puncture wound on the human body?
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What should be done if a person is stabbed?

I have seen in almost all video-games and movies that when someone is stabbed by a sharp knife, the victim "takes out" the knife from his body. Does it help the victim in anyway? What should be the ...
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Does drinking water increase the risk of shock with an open wound?

First let me explain the scenario: Someone received an open wound, lets assume from a cut so no blunt-forced trauma meaning no reason to suspect internal injuries. The wound is bad enough that serious ...
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Could someone reasonably bleed out from a puncture wound on the front of the thigh?

Could someone reasonably bleed out from a puncture wound on the front of the thigh? I am by no means an expert in physiology or any related science, but to my knowledge I suppose the only thing they ...
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Thrombotic events and antiphospholipid syndrome

If my understanding is correct, patients with antiphospholipid syndrome are at increased risk for thrombotic events 1 but in the same time, it is possible for these patients to have a thrombocytopenia ...