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I scratched the back of my thigh earlier today. And

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Hi! I scratched the back of my thigh earlier today. And scratched off what felt like a small pimple. I couldn't see it since it was the back. It won't stop bleeding! It has been about 6 hours. It's a small spot but just drops down my leg and out of band aids in about 30 minutes.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

This is likely due to the rupture of a small blood capillary.

This should be pressed for at least 10 minutes or longer.

You can also press with an ice pack.

Please keep your thigh elevated till the bleeding stops.

Do you take any blood thinner?

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