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Also called: Hematoma, Hemorrhage
Sometimes bleeding can cause other problems. A bruise is bleeding under the skin. Some strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain. Other bleeding, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, coughing up blood, or vaginal bleeding, can be a symptom of a disease.
Normally, when you bleed, your blood forms clots to stop the bleeding. Severe bleeding may require first aid or a trip to the emergency room. If you have a bleeding disorder, your blood does not form clots normally.
While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include
For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.