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Published 2018-03-06
Changed 2019-01-27

If you:

  • Experience a bleeding that does not stop
  • Have a car accident
  • Have a serious injury where there is a lot of bleeding
  • Have a serious fall or injure yourself, especially if you hit your head, seek medical attention as soon as possible so that you can be checked for any signs of internal bleeding. It is not always possible to know immediately that you are bleeding if the damage is internal
  • See anything that is unusual such as blood in urine or stools (this might make your stools look dark in colour like tar) or if you cough / vomit up blood please seek medical advice
  • Are worried and your doctor’s surgery is closed, you should go to the emergency department of your local hospital

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Always be well prepared. Be informed by your doctor about the use of blood thinners in an emergency situation. This checklist helps you to ask the right questions.