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Can You Die From Internal Bleeding
What is bleeding?: Dying from internal bleeding depends on the rate of the bleeding and the medical condition of the patient. In some cases like a ruptured abdominal aneurysm the rate of bleeding is fast and death can occur quickly. If a pt has poor lungs or heart even a mild rate of bleeding could cause enough stress to cause death quickly. ...Read more
Also known as an internal hemorrhage, internal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs inside the body that is not seen from the outside. This happens when there is damage to an artery or vein from trauma, an injury to the spleen, a ruptured aneurysm, or erosion into an artery or vein from cancer or gastric ulcer. Internal bleeding is a medical emergency ...Read more
Yes: Newborns can have internal bleeding in the brain by the same mechanisms as adults, but most commonly, especially if premature, from an interventricular hemorrhage (ivh). Not all cerebral hemorrhages or ivh are fatal-it depends on the amount of brain tissue involved and the patients general health. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes, depending: On the amount of bleeding and treatment that you receive. If you suspect this condition, it is best to get to a doctor. ...Read more
My friend squished my finger and now I have two tiny blood lumps aka blisters, my other friend says its internal bleeding. Will I die?
Yes: Any bleeding in or around the brain can be life threatening. The exact location of the bleeding and the amount of bleeding determine how serious it is. ...Read more
Many things: There are many causes of internal bleeding. Ulcers of the stomach/duodenum, major artery rupture, crohn's disease, small bowel tumors, colon cancer, colon infections, ulcerative colitis, vascular lesions of the colon, liver cirrhosis with enlarged esophageal veins. Trauma from car accident, gun or knife injury. Symptoms may be none with mild anemia, to severe weakness and low blood pressure. ...Read more
Depends: There could be little symptoms such as mild weakness and anemia. Sometimes vomiting of blood or passing dark old blood in the bowel movements if there is intestinal bleeding. Sometimes there may be cramping abdominal discomfort. There may be no abdominal pain. However, if you mean bleeding from a severe accident with liver or spleen damage, then abdominal pain and distension would be noted. ...Read more
More information: To get an answer, there is a lot more information that is needed, in addition to a medical exam. ...Read more
I know back bending contortion can't usually cause internal bleeding because the organs in the bend section are not rigid, what about front bending?
Shouldn't matter: Slowly stretching your torso shouldn't put you at risk for internal bleeding. This is usually something that happens after a sharp blow to the trunk. Anything however is possible. I keep it in perspective, winning the lottery is also possible. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What does internal bleeding feel like? I had a minor car accident 12 days ago. And think I may have it
DEPENDS: If the internal bleeding is intravisceral (in stomach or gut) there will probably no feelings until one becomes anemic enough to be tired or dizzy. If the bleeding is intraabdominal, in the cavity of the abdomen, blood is an irritant, so there will be pain and discomfort. Spenic bleeding will also cause left shoulder pain. See your doctor if you have serious concerns about bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more
Slammed the lower back of mybhead on a desk really hard. It was painful but im afraid of internal bleedings, will i be ok?
ER: If you slammed very hard, and painful, >>> ER urgently. ...Read more
I have a contortionist character in my book, if they bent in certain ways, is it possible to crush internal organs, causing internal bleeding?
No: Within the abdomen, the more rigid organs, such as liver, spleen and kidneys are pretty well protected by the ribs, the muscles and spine. The more pliable organs, such as intestine, bladder, stomach are in the area of bending. Therefore, a contortionist, where they bend in the mid abdomen, would be unlikely to have any organ damage. ...Read more
Yesterday I hit the left side of my head, it hurt for 2 minutes. Today it only hurts when I touch it. How can I know there is no internal bleeding?
Definite-imaging: If you want a definitive answer then you would want to have imaging. However, not all traumas will need that. I am wondering why you are concerned about possible bleeding. Did you loose conciousness? Are you having severe symptoms or nausea, or sleepiness? Or bleeding? If yes, then you definitely need to be checked out in the hospital. If infected also need hospital. ...Read more
When someone falls on the back of his head, how to know if he has internal bleeding or if there 's something dangerous? I mean before arriving to hospi
You will never know: Any head injury how trivial it appears, should be evaluated by trained person, ideally in e r setting to prevent lethal out comes. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Trauma or injury such as major car accident, spleen or liver injury, penetrating trauma, etc. Postoperative bleeding is uncommon. Bleeding from ruptured ectopic pregnancy. Unless you mean internal bleeding inside the intestines such as stomach ulcers, colon cancers, colon lesions like vascular malformations or diverticula, hemorrhoids, etc. ...Read more
I don't know what you mean by internal bleeding. Do you mean bleeding in GI tract, or in kidneys, ureters and bladder. Or uterine bleeding. Or bleeding in any other part of the bogy like intracranial in the head, or in the lungs.
Please elaborate what you mean by internal bleeding. ...Read more
Depends: A complete blood count (CBC) shows decreased red blood cells (anemia) over time if you are bleeding. Checking stool for microscopic blood, history of heavy menstrual periods in women help determine where you are bleeding. If the bleeding is faster such as from trauma, CT scans and ultrasound are typically used to identify bleeding and possibly source. Vital Signs (bp and pulse) are the 1st clue ...Read more
Need much more: Information. Where is the bleeding coming from? Is it from inside the intestines or from traumatic damage to one of the internal organs? Medical or surgical treatments are possible depending on what is bleeding and where. ...Read more