Signs of Abnormal Bleeding

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Signs of Abnormal Bleeding

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Be alert for signs of bleeding if you are taking anticoagulant medications. Signs of bleeding include:

  • Blood in urine.
  • Red or black (tarry) stools.
  • Bleeding from the nose or gums.
  • Spitting up or vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Excessive or prolonged menstrual or vaginal bleeding.
  • Frequent, severe bruising or tiny red or purple spots on the skin.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD, MD - Hematology
Last Revised February 26, 2010

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