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Bleed

1. To lose money in a venture or investment over time. Bleeding may occur fast or slowly, but never improves. See also: Stop the bleeding.

2. To extract an excessively high price in a transaction or venture under threat of force or some other harm. Bleeding in this sense is illegal.
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But what, asked Dr Gittler, defines an OC-related bleed, and is the incidence of bleeding different with different products and regimens?
As a result of these factors the traditional treatment of posterior bleeds has been the use of 'blind' techniques of nasal packing with ribbon gauze soaked in BIPP (bisthmus iodine and phosphate paste) and inflating the balloon of a Foley's catheter in the patient's nasopharynx (this allows for control of the epistaxis where the actual bleeding site is not specifically identified).
Nearly all nose bleeds can be treated quite simply by first aid, and there is no need to rush to the hospital or your GP.
Prophylaxis patients had significantly fewer joint hemorrhages per year and overall number of bleeds per year compared to patients treated on-demand (joint bleeds mean 0.
LifeScience PLUS introduces BloodSTOP(TM) hemostatic gauze, a fast, simple and effective method for controlling and stopping bleeding -- from small capillary wounds to major bleeds -- in a wide array of clinical situations.