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What are the main symptoms of shock from breaking a bone or other major injury?

What are the main symptoms of shock from breaking a bone or other major injury?

Moist clammy skin: The most common symptoms of shock include: an extremely low blood pressure; feeling weak or nauseous; chest pain; fast but weak pulse; profuse sweating; dizziness, faintness or light-headedness; moist, clammy skin; unconsciousness; rapid, shallow breathing; feeling anxious, agitated or confused; blue lips and fingernails. With bone injury there is a danger of fat embolism - stroke, lung injury. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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What are symptoms of shock from breaking a big leg bone or other major injury?

What are symptoms of shock from breaking a big leg bone or other major injury?

Let us try to help: Although the most common shock observed in trauma is related to hemorrhage, shock can be classified into three general categories, neurogenic, hypovolemic, obstructive.Each have different symptomes, and treatment related to the injury. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of a tail bone injury?

What are the major symptoms of a tail bone injury?

Pain: Pain particularly when sitting. Pain is improved when sitting on a donought cushion. ...Read more

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What are some the major complications of a broken femur?

What are some the major complications of a broken femur?

Busted Bone Blues: Among the serious complications are fat embolism (where droplets of oil float in the blood and travel to cause problems in other vessels), DVT and pulmonary embolism (leg blood clots traveling to the lung), hemorrhage due to arterial injury, nerve injury, shortening or rotation of the extremity if not positioned correctly to heal, and chronic pain associated with non-union, even after surgery. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken or sprained ankle?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle fracturesprain: Both have pain and a history of injury. A fracture is most commonly confirmed on x-rays. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

Groin or Butt Pain: For an acute fracture there will be groin pain worsened by moment of the hip. Stress fractures have also been described. Those with stress fractures may complain of buttock pain or posterior thigh pain aggravated by exercise such as running. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of shock from a serious infection?

Lethargy & confusion: Severe sepsis/septic shock often causes lethargy and confusion. Many symptoms will be a result of the underlying infection; the most common infections causing septic shock are: pneumonia-shortness of breath, cough, chest and/or abdominal pain; uti-pain/burning on urination, abdominal pain; intra-abdominal infection-nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a major stroke?

What are the symptoms of a major stroke?

Location dependent: This depends upon the location of the stroke. It could include weakness, language difficulties, sensory abnormalities and visual loss. Other possibilites include personality change, neglect of one side of the body, transient visual hallucinations, inability to swallow, facial weakness and numbness, gait disorders, tremors and spasticity. The list is not all inclusive. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a broken thumb?

What are the main symptoms of a broken thumb?

Broken thumb: Bony pain and tenderness over a region of the thumb, swelling, redness, bony deformity, loss of function. Pain increases with use and with pressure over the swollen areas. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of swelling of the brain from trauma?

What are the symptoms of swelling of the brain from trauma?

Often similar: Focal damage from trauma can have identical symptoms from focal swelling. Diffuse swelling can mimic certain types of brain trauma, especially "diffuse axonal injury". The best way to make the distinction is with mri. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney injury?

What are the symptoms of a kidney injury?

Blood in the urine: When the kidney is injured, usually from blunt trauma, it hurts and this causes flank pain or pain in you back below your ribs. You also might notice a bruise there. The sign of significant kidney injury is blood in the urine which can be seen as frank blood or less blood can be seen as a "rose" colored urine. If you notice the blood get things checked. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a bone infection?

What are some of the symptoms of a bone infection?

Pain: Also, fever, chills, redness and swelling. Sometimes a tract will form in the skin called a sinus and will drain. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more