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Doctor insights on: Does Abdominal Trauma Accidents Cause Anemia

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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How long would it take for abdominal trauma to cause shock?

How long would it take for abdominal trauma to cause shock?

Depends: Internal bleeding is a common cause of shock. Depending on exactly what was injured, shock could occur within 5 to 10 minutes, and would certainly be evident within 30 minutes. Symptoms would be increasing abdominal pain, fast weak pulse, sweating, shortness of breath, confusion or loss of consciousness, or agitation. Alcohol or drugs could block some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a rough ultrasound tech caused the placental abruption? How hard does the abdominal trauma have to be?

Could a rough ultrasound tech caused the placental abruption? How hard does the abdominal trauma have to be?

NO: The baby is well protected in the uterus, with double shock absorbers of the amniotic fluid and the mom's abdominal wall. It takes a much more significant injury than a rough ultrasound tech to cause abruption. ...Read more

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Can blunt abdominal trauma cause stillbirth?

Can blunt abdominal trauma cause stillbirth?

Yes: Yes trauma can cause stillbirth. If you have been attacked or injured please seek medical attention. If you are being abused please seek help. Your life and your baby's life are at risk. There are many options available. ...Read more

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Do airbags cause some sort of abdominal trauma?

Do airbags cause some sort of abdominal trauma?

Usually minor: Airbag deployment can cause injury, but it's usually minor. The risk for serious injury increases when the person is too close to the airbag module when it deploys. The national highway traffic safety administration recommends drivers sit at least 10 inches behind the center of the steering wheel & children under 12 be properly restrained in a rear seat. http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/airbag. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about effects of abdominal trauma problems?

Anyone know anything about effects of abdominal trauma problems?

Highly variable: Would need more specifics, as abdominal trauma can affect many organs. Spleen injury, liver injury, pancreas injury, aorta injury, major vein injury, kidney injury, intestinal injury, etc. Depends on if trauma came from a car accident, knife, or gun shot injury. Some injuries can be quite minor and some can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Can ectopic present as some sort of abdominal trauma?

Can ectopic present as some sort of abdominal trauma?

Ectopic pain: Pain usually presents suddenly when an ectopic pregnancy in the tube ruptures and bleeds which is what causes most of the pain. ...Read more

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Penetrating abdominal trauma seen in ER or go straight to or?

Penetrating abdominal trauma seen in ER or go straight to or?

ER- need more info: If there is no injury to intraabdominal structures, or a need to surgically manage the wound itself (big wound or bleeding wound), observation is done. Not all wounds injure organs, or even completely penetrate the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Is penetrating abdominal trauma from knife?

Is penetrating abdominal trauma from knife?

Can be: A knife or gunshot or any other object that penetrates through the entire abdominal wall and enters the peritoneal cavity where all of you internal organs reside. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is abdominal trauma?

What sort of problem is abdominal trauma?

Internal Injuries: We differentiate abdominal injuries secondary to penetrating trauma (gun shot-, knife wounds) vs. Blunt trauma (car crashes, falls). The former almost-always requires immediate surgery whereas the latter tends to cause injuries to solid organs (liver, spleen, kidney, etc) and may often be treated non-surgically. ...Read more

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Could you walk around with abdominal trauma and internal organ injury without knowing? The question is whether all the involved parts can sense pain.

Could you walk around with abdominal trauma and internal organ injury without knowing?  The question is whether all the involved parts can sense pain.

Trauma: Delayed diagnosis and missed injury with trauma is what drives the current care. Trauma systems perform primary then secondary then close monitoring and follow up to specifically catch missed and delayed presentations of injuries. Your internal organs do NOT have the same nerve sensation as your skin. Organs have pressure sensors and more rudimentary pain fibers. Be well. ...Read more

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Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Whoa: Hemolytic anemia won't affect blood volume but will affect oxygen carrying capacity. Further, if the cause is microangiopathy, lupus, malaria, or any of a variety of others, there may be a huge number of different problems. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind, but there's no need to invoke "stress hormones"; you'd do well to stop reading "pop" explanations if someone's actually seriously sick. ...Read more

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What causes a jolting pain that runs from shoulder to abdomen? I am 21 years old (female) and have diagnosed anemia- is this a side effect?

What causes a jolting pain that runs from shoulder to abdomen? I am 21 years old (female) and have diagnosed anemia- is this a side effect?

Shoulder: Or abdominal pain is not a symptom of anemia. Causes of shoulder and abdominal pain are so many that i cannot possibly cover here. A massively enlarged spleen can cause anemia, left shoulder pain, and abdominal pain, but this is a rare condition. ...Read more

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So I have iron deficiency anemia. What supplements won't cause constipation or abdominal pains?

So I have iron deficiency anemia. What supplements won't cause constipation or abdominal pains?

Depends: Various forms aof iron are available and a trial and error approach may be necessary to find the one that is best for you. Taking a stool softener and drinking 80 plus ounces of non cafeeineated, non alcoholic fluids per day can help. More importantly, be sure you have received a thorough evaluation as to the cause of the anemia which may include a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy by a gi/colorecta. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen temples, lymph node swelling in the neck and chest, abdomen and groin, anemia, weakness and abcesses near lymph node areas, ?

What can cause swollen temples, lymph node swelling in the neck and chest, abdomen and groin, anemia, weakness and abcesses near lymph node areas, ?

Too many problems to: We can not sort out all your problems via email messages. You need to go see a doctor who can give you a complete physical exam and run tests to confirm what you say you have wrong before we can tell you what is causing you these multiple problems and clarify your concerns. ...Read more

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What could cause a 19 year old male to develop iron deficiency anemia who has been suffering chronic abdominal pain that comes and goes w/ Hashimoto's?

What could cause a 19 year old male to develop iron deficiency anemia who has been suffering chronic abdominal pain that comes and goes w/ Hashimoto's?

Mal-absorption: A likely explanation is the inability to absorb iron. About 1% of the population has Celiac disease and it may present as iron deficiency. It would be prudent to see a GI specilaist. ...Read more

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Are there any other options rather than ferro med for anemia because i think its causing me abdominal pain?

Are there any other options rather than ferro med for anemia because i think its causing me abdominal pain?

Yes: If your anemia is due to iron deficiency as i infer from your use of ferro med there are several other options- one is to switch to a different oral iron formula- some are better tolerated than others. Another choice would be to change your diet to include iron-protein compounds such as liver or blood sausage. Finally, a quick good option is IV iron infusions delivered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Help needed for bleeding after abdominal trauma?

Help needed for bleeding after abdominal trauma?

Go to ER: Please seek medical attention right away. This is nothing to delay. ...Read more

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