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How long for someone to die for internal bleeding?

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Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
From minutes to days: Depends on the rate of bleeding and the affected organ. A ruptured aorta, liver or spleen could lead to death within a few minutes. Internal bleeding around the heart or inside the skull could also by fatal within minutes. The body has many mechanisms to try to control bleeding. Many times the bleeding stops altogether, other times bleeding could continue at lower rate for hours or days.

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How long does it take for someone to die from internal bleeding?

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Dr. George Valdez
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Depends: Depends on how large of an injury, and which organ or area is bleeding. Sometimes the bleeding stops on its own, sometimes can bleed and die in minutes.

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