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Doctor insights on: What Happens To You When You Lose Too Much Blood Due To Injury Or Trauma

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What happens to you when you lose too much blood due to injury or trauma?

What happens to you when you lose too much blood due to injury or trauma?

Cardiac Arrest: Ultimately, if you lose too much blood (or blood pressure), your heart cannot continue to function properly and cardiac arrest will take place. This is technically death; but, if emergency resuscitation is performed in a timely fashion, it is possible to bring someone back from severe blood loss. ...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


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What would happen if you cut yourself deep and it hurts when you bend your hand, and there's a lot of blood. How to stop it bleeding?

What would happen if you cut yourself deep and it hurts when you bend your hand, and there's a lot of blood. How to stop it bleeding?

Laceration: Seek medical attention in an ER or urgent care. If after a cut bleeding doesn't stop within 20-30 minutes ,seek medical attention. You will possibly need a tetanus shot, stitches, and evaluation to insure there was no tendon or critical structure (joint bone) damage. ...Read more

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How much or how little blood loss can cause you to faint?

How much or how little blood loss can cause you to faint?

If sufficient, sure: Substantial bleeding which can lower blood pressure, and cause decreased blood flow to brain certainly does cause syncope, but in some cases, the site of blood itself can evoke a vasovagal reaction with a reactive faint. ...Read more

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What to do if penis injury due to excessive masturbation, will it heal?

What to do if penis injury due to excessive masturbation, will it heal?

What did you do?: Every guy probably has the experience of getting too vigorous with himself. This heals fine unless he's done something really bizarre and in the latter case, the seriousness of the injury is obvious. A phone call to your physician is in order if in doubt. Don't be embarrassed; he/she has heard it all before. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure result to anus tight. Can you please tell why this happen?It is due to loss of blood supply in anus or due to inflammation?Or else

I have anal fissure result to anus tight. Can you please tell why this happen?It is due to loss of blood supply in anus or due to inflammation?Or else

Yes and yes: pain at the anus can cause spasm and decrease blood supply . This exacerbates the fissure and the whole problem becomes cyclical . Most often can be cured with a topical cream or ointment. Resistant ones need surgery ...Read more

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Hi. If a person is prone to backaches, could stress contribute to the start of one? Thank you so much.

Hi. If a person is prone to backaches, could stress contribute to the start of one? Thank you so much.

Maybe but need more: We need more information. Back pain can come from lots of reasons. Stress may tense muscle whihc is a common cause of back pain. Exercises help the muscles. you can ask your physician to help evalaute this. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the baby when you have high blood sugar?

Sugar load: The fetus begins to make it's own Insulin after the organs form and high blood sugar levels push extra sugar across the placenta to baby.The baby reacts by increasing Insulin output and storing the sugar in the organs and body.Over time the infant of a diabetic mother can become over sized, develop some birth defects, and have late maturing lungs. ...Read more

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What do I need to eat and how much to maintain normal blood pressure throughout the day? I get anxiety cause i worry it might be too low or high

What do I need to eat and how much to maintain normal blood pressure throughout the day? I get anxiety cause i worry it might be too low or high

Normal diet: Unless you have a bad family history, unlikely any major BP abnormality. However, why not allay fears by checking your BP a few times a day over a couple of days? Wrist cuff is cheap, and acceptable for screening, and can be used by one person. ...Read more

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How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

No Oxygen Toxicity: You can not get Oxygen Toxicity by regular breathing in room air or even by Hyperventilation.However in Hyperventilation you breath in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide,and all symptoms are due to low carbon dioxide and we correct it by making the person breath in a brown bag and that makes them breath their own co2. Oxygen Toxicity happens when O2 is high concentration like in divers&babies ...Read more

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Do my arteries have to be badly damaged of some kind to rupture or could I get too high BP so it ruptures?

Do my arteries have to be badly damaged of some kind to rupture or could I get too high BP so it ruptures?

Control BP: At 22 years of age it would be very unlikely that you would have a blood vessel rupture. However, it is possible with extremes of high blood pressure for the small arteries in the brain to form an aneurysm and rupture even if they are not damaged to start with. This is called a hemorrhagic stroke. Most damage from high BP takes years to show up but it can be severe like heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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If for what ever reason your blood is thin can that cause your heart to beat faster? What can be causing you to bruse real easy if you are not anemic

Your blood can : Be thin because you may have a low cell count in platelet, red blood cells, white blood cells or coagulation proteins. All above are components of your blood. If you are having easy bruising you may be having trouble with the amount and/or quality of your platelet and second a problem with quantity of coagulation protein. Blood test to r/o above by primary care doctor. Yes your hr can go faster. ...Read more

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Is it possible that you can go through so much distress and trauma that you just can no longer get back to the functioning person you were . ?

Is it possible that you can go through so much distress and trauma that you just can no longer get back to the functioning person you were . ?

No......PTSD: Human psyche.........not yet understood.Example....... killing tour returners. That is rewarded by PTSD like mental health related social security reward. ...Read more