Doc In The Bay - Stop Bleeding Without A Hospital

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Erin M. -

I had a patient show up to urgent care with a large skin tear on his upper arm from a fall 4 days prior. He was anticoagulated. During the 4 days before he came to see me, he tried to stop the bleeding on his own using sanitary pads and an ACE wrap. And really, it did work...but every time he tried to take the pad off he'd rip off any clot that formed so the bleeding/oozing would start anew. I had to admire him for his ingenuity, that's for sure!

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