Types of bleeding. Bleeding in which blood flows from a wound or natural opening in the body to the outside is called external bleeding. Bleeding in which blood accumulates in the body cavities are called internal bleeding.
External bleeding is divided into:
– Capillary – occurs with superficial wounds (blood flows out of the wound in drops);
– venous – occurs with deeper wounds, such as cuts, punctures (this type of bleeding is abundant flow of blood in dark red color);
– arterial bleeding – bleeding caused by deep incised and stabbed wounds (arterial blood of bright red color squirts out of the damaged arteries, where it is under great pressure);
– mixed bleeding – occurs when veins and arteries bleed simultaneously in the wound.