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Is hypovolemic and hemorrhagic shock the same thing or different?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Slightly different: Hemorrhagic shock is due to loss of blood. Hypovolemic shock strictly means loss of volume it usually refers to water depletion.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Are hypovolemic and hemorrhagic shock the same?

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Dr. Mithil Gajera
Critical Care 21 years experience
No: Hypovolemia is mostly from loss of volume that include body fluid, not drinking enough and haemorragic shock is from loss of blood volume loss. You can say that haemorragic shock is a type of hypovolemic shock due to blood loss. Treatment of hypovolemic shock differ depending on etiology. If its due to fluid loss, fluid replacement is the treatment.

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