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What is hemorrhaging?

Hemorrhaging is the uncontrollable loss of blood that results from cutting healthy arteries. Early amputations were limited to removing dead tissue because of problems with hemorrhaging.

Hemorrhaging, or excessive bleeding, occurs with a number of disorders that cause an inability to form blood clots. Hemorrhaging occurs when the blood is unable to form clots to stop bleeding after an injury to blood vessels. Hemorrhaging may occur from even a slight injury in people who have these disorders. There are differing levels of the inability to form blood clots.

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