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Does Abdominal Trauma Accidents Cause Anemia
What causes Phlebolith Calcification? I was in a car accident 2 years ago with abdominal trauma caused by my safety belt. Could that be the cause?
Idiopathic: No one knows the cause, but they are not clinically significant. MVA not the cause ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a rough ultrasound tech caused the placental abruption? How hard does the abdominal trauma have to be?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fe deficient anemia, oral Fe causes nausea. Always lightheaded, SOB w exertion. Abdominal pain. Tunnel vision at times. What's the next step?
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
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?
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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