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DefinitionBleeding refers to the loss of blood. Bleeding can happen inside the body (internally) or outside the body (externally). It may occur:Inside the body when blood leaks from blood vessels or organsOutside the body when blood flows through a natural opening (such as the vagina, mouth, or rectum)Outside the body when blood moves through a break in the skinAlternative NamesBlood loss; Open injury bleedingConsiderationsAlways seek emergency assistance for severe bleeding, and if internal bleeding is suspected. Internal bleeding can rapidly become life threatening, and immediate medical care is needed.Serious injuries don't always bleed heavily, and some relatively minor injuries (for example, scalp wounds) can bleed quite a lot. People who take blood-thinning medication or who have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia may bleed excessively and quickly because their blood does not clot properly. Bleeding in such people requires immediate medical attention.Direct pressure will sto...
DefinitionThis article discusses first aid for a foreign object placed into the nose.Alternative NamesSomething stuck in the nose; Objects in the noseConsiderationsCurious young children may insert small objects into their nose in a normal attempt to explore their own bodies. Potential objects placed in the nose may include food, seeds, dried beans, small toys (such as marbles), crayon pieces, erasers, paper wads, cotton, and beads.A foreign body in a child's nose can be present for a period of time without a parent being aware of the problem. The object may only be discovered when visiting a doctor to find the cause of irritation, bleeding, infection, or difficulty breathing.Causes
Getting rid of the traditional bicycle saddle and replacing it with a no-nose seat can increase erectile function, improve penile tactile sensation and reduce groin numbness, according to a study recently published in the August edition of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Millions of men use bicycles for recreational and work purposes. Constant cycling results in restricted vascular flow to and from the penis which can in turn influence sexual function. According to Vinnod Narqund, a consultant urological surgeon at St. Bartholomew's hospital in London, prolonged cycling causes considerable heat in the pelvic region. Mountain bike riders have a higher incidence of abnormal scrotal findings, twisting of the spermatic cord and bleeding in the scrotal sac. Less common symptoms associated with cycles include priapism, penile vein thrombosis, prostatitis and elevated serum PSA (prostate specific antigen - one of the tests used to detect prostate cancer).
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