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I have a pressure sore and it burst and now the bleeding is

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I have a pressure sore and it burst and now the bleeding is not stopping. What do I do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.

Since when and where do you have pressure sore?
What is the cause of pressure sore?
Since when is the bleeding?
Do you have bleeding disorder?
Any significant past medical illness?

Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hello Doctor.

The pressure sore is just above my buttocks. Cause, I am not really sure but it started day before yesterday. It was bearable then but yesterday, It was absolutely unbearable and I could not walk, sleep or do anything. Today, during a shower, the sore burst and it has been bleeding since then. I do not have a bleeding disorder and no significant past medical illness.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.
Hello Vedant,

A persistent bleeding will need pressure firmly for about 10 minutes. Do not dab during this time. If this does not stop the bleeding, you will need to go to ER for an evaluation. It may need cauterization or application of suture. A blood work for bleeding and clotting disorder would also be required.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.


I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.


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