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Your Bleeding Cut May Also be Known as:
Bleeding from cut
Bleeding from laceration
Bleeding won't stop
Bloody cut
Bloody laceration
Can't stop bleeding
Cut is bleeding
Cut that has not stopped bleeding, even with pressure
Cut won't stop bleeding
Laceration is bleeding

Top 4 Bleeding Cut Causes

  1. 1.Wound Requiring Stitches

    Open wound or cut that requires stitches

    You should seek immediate medical care at an ER - this cut sounds like it requires stitches.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    recent cutting accident, deep, jagged, or gaping cut, joint cut, cut that did not stop bleeding with more than 20 minutes of pressure, cut that did not stop bleeding with pressure
    Symptoms that always occur with wound requiring stitches:
    recent cutting accident
    Symptoms that never occur with wound requiring stitches:
    lightheadedness, shortness of breath, chest pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  2. 2.Yeast Infection

    Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called "Candida." Candida is the scientific name for yeast that lives almost everywhere, including in the human body. Typically, our immune system keeps it under control, but if you take antibiotics or gets sick, the fungus can multiply and cause an infection. In this case, it is happening in the vagina.

    You can treat this with over-the-counter medications. However, if an over-the-counter does not work, it could be a different type of vaginal infection and evaluation in a clinic is needed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, thick vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, vulvovaginal redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Normal Case of Vaginal Discharge

    Vaginal discharge is a common issue many women experience and is likely nothing to worry about. Your vaginal discharge can change depending on your menstrual cycle. Recent initiation or a change in contraceptives can also cause a temporary change in discharge.

    You most likely have nothing to worry about. If the discharge becomes severe or you have other symptoms like itching or foul odor, you should speak with your primary care physician or OBGYN.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, mild vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, clear vaginal discharge, severe vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with normal case of vaginal discharge:
    vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with normal case of vaginal discharge:
    vaginal itch or burning, painful urination, severe vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, abdominal pain (stomach ache), bleeding after sex, missed period
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.Normal Case of Spotting

    Spotting is vaginal bleeding that occurs between periods. Many women experience spotting between periods and it is often nothing to worry about. Oral contraceptives (the pill) can cause spotting as a side effect, especially if they have a low estrogen dose, someone started on them recently or does not take them on the same time everyday. Additionally, hormone supplements that only contain estrogen (often used in menopause) can cause spotting as well.

    You most likely have nothing to worry about. If you take the pill, try to take it at the same time every day. If the spotting becomes severe or is bothersome, you should speak with your primary care physician or OBGYN.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding or bloody discharge, bloody vaginal discharge, mild unexpected vaginal bleeding, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with normal case of spotting:
    vaginal bleeding or bloody discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with normal case of spotting:
    severe unexpected vaginal bleeding, vaginal pain, vaginal itch or burning, bleeding after sex, severe abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Bleeding Cut

  • Q.Is your cut deep, jagged, or gaping?
  • Q.Apply pressure to the cut with a clean cloth or paper towel, does this help stop the bleeding?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?

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Bleeding Cut Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced bleeding cut have also experienced:

    • 25% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 12% Cut That Did Not Stop Bleeding With Pressure
    • 12% Irregular Period
  • People who have experienced bleeding cut were most often matched with:

    • 11% Wound Requiring Stitches
    • 11% Yeast Infection
    • 11% Normal Case of Vaginal Discharge

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