What is Nuisance Bleeding?


What is Nuisance Bleeding?

Nuisance Bleeding is a term that is used commonly in the medical community, but not one that is used in everyday life.  Yet Nuisance Bleeding affects nearly everyone at some point.  One of every three adults in the U.S. are on blood thinners or daily aspirin therapy.  Each one of these people is prone to Nuisance Bleeding.

Nuisance Bleeding is the prolonged bleeding (longer than 2 to 3 minutes) of minor cuts and scrapes.  Nuisance Bleeding is one of the most common side effects of blood thinners or daily aspirin.  The serious, life-threatening bleeds are the type of bleeding events that get a lot of attention, but those are rare, especially for those who follow the advice of their healthcare professional.  Nuisance Bleeding occurs more commonly than serious bleeding.

Nuisance Bleeding is just what it sounds like, a nuisance. Many times, the bleeding, which may occur from small cuts or abrasions, is not serious, but is difficult to stop.  Nuisance Bleeding can be difficult for people to manage, many of them changing their lifestyle by avoiding activities that may result in accidental bleeding that is difficult to stop.


What’s so important about a “nuisance”?

Nuisance Bleeding is not life threatening but it can affect your lifestyle.  More than half of all emergency room visits among people who take blood thinners are for nosebleeds and other types of Nuisance Bleeding from minor wounds.  In fact, bleeding due to blood thinners is the fifth most common reason for visits to the emergency room.

Most importantly, Nuisance Bleeding is also frequently to blame when people stop taking their blood thinner as directed by their healthcare provider.  Stopping your blood thinner early or taking less medication than prescribed by your healthcare provider, can put you at risk again for the development of dangerous or life-threatening blood clots that can result in hospitalization or worse.  Medical studies have shown that people who stopped their medication before instructed by their healthcare provider, were 1 ½ times more likely to get hospitalized again and 9 times more likely to suffer life-threatening complications.

It is important to not let Nuisance Bleeding stand in your way of taking your blood thinner and following your healthcare provider’s instructions.  It is important to know how to avoid Nuisance Bleeding and how to effectively take care of Nuisance Bleeding if it occurs.


Need Help Stopping Nuisance Bleeding?

Try AllaQuix® Stop Bleeding Gauze. AllaQuix® is a high-tech, professional-grade gauze pad used as first-aid to stop bleeding quick.  AllaQuix® is made of chitosan, which has been used and proven by medical professionals and the US Military to stop bleeding fast - AllaQuix® is specifically designed to stop bleeding, even for people who normally have trouble stopping bleeding.

AllaQuix® Stop Bleeding Gauze has been reviewed and cleared by FDA for OTC (over-the-counter) use in the management of minor cuts, minor scalds and first-degree burns, abrasion, and lacerations.



This article does not replace the advice and instructions of a healthcare professional.

When in doubt, seek the advice a medical professional.

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