Alternate Names : Blood Loss, Hemorrhage
Bleeding is any loss of blood from the body. Bleeding can occur either
internally or externally. It can occur through a natural opening such as the
vagina. Most bleeding occurs through a break in the skin.
What are the causes and risks of the condition?
Bleeding is caused by injury to blood vessels, the structures that hold the
blood. The injury can be minimal or life threatening. The most common causes of
injuries to blood vessels are cuts and puncture wounds. Automobile accidents,
gunshot wounds, household tools, machinery, and construction equipment often
cause injuries. There are a significant number of visits to emergency rooms for