What causes leech bites to bleed so much?

  1. chuckandus6 profile image75
    chuckandus6posted 2 years ago

    What causes leech bites to bleed so much?

    We went to Northwood state park and kids swam in lake and got numerous leeches on them when we pulled them off they bled like crazy.

  2. lisavollrath profile image98
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    They produce an anticoagulant, which keeps the blood from clotting where they attach. When you remove the leech, it takes a little while for the anticoagulant to clear the wound, so it bleeds more than usual.

    1. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      thank you for your answer,leeches are so disgusting,

 
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