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Does Abdominal Trauma Accidents Cause Hypovolemic Shock
Hypovolemic shock as the name implies is a shock state due to low circulating intravascular volume. This could be hemorrhagic, due to blood loss or non-hemorrhagic due to profound dehydration from fluid loss such as vomiting, or diarrhea , burns or poor oral intake. Treatment starts with large volume intravenous fluid replacement and correction ...Read more
Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more
Technically no: Hypovolemic shock is loss of blood volume causing organ damage. Diabetes can do something similar if blood sugar elevates. High blood sugar sets up an osmotic gradient that sucks fluid from the body tissues into the blood stream. This causes severe dehydration and can cause significant damage to the body. The damage can be similar to hypovolemic shock even though blood volume isnt lost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sudden Hypernatremia (resulting in seizures, petechiae and trouble walking) cause permanent CNS problems? Even if sodium corrected within 2 hours?
Time Heals AllWounds: That's a difficult question to answer. If the sodium was real high and brought down too quick, that might be a problem. But the seizures and skin lesions sound like the problem was pretty serious, so it may take more than a minute to get all better. Probably need some rehab and close follow-up. If this was an infection, then it could take a while. If something else, depends on a lot of things. ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately conditions associated with excessive bleeding can lead to hypovolemic shock. Those include conditions that can occur in nonpregnant people, like trauma from an accident. They also include conditions in which there is inadequate blood clotting or profuse bleeding from a placental abnormality like placenta previa, from uterine atony, from surgery like cesarean hysterectomy or section. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: High blood pressure is the most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage. Also if an aneurysm ruptures, it leaks blood into the space around the brain. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases. Amyloid angiopathy, head trauma and liver disease just to name a few. ...Read more
If severe: Seizures are the reaction of the brain to a severe stress state. Trauma to the abdomen can cause intestinal rupture, severe bleeding, damage to liver or kidneys all of which can produce severe systemic stress. Seizures may be a result. A thorough medical evaluation will be necessary. ...Read more
Multiple risks: Many dialysis patients are diabetic, hypertensive, anemic, frail and an added infection can impact badly. The dialysis catheter sites can be infected and lead to sepsis systemically with fever, low blood pressure etc. Many of these folks do have atherosclerosis and unidentified coronary disease that can act up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: These are pretty nonspecific complaints but can be a sign of a rheumatologic condtion, withdrawal, or a brain tumor. If you are passing out and having seizures you have a serious condtion that should be evaluated by a physician to see what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Fever is part of the immune system, and helps your child fight off infection. Children tolerate even high fevers very well. There is no damage to your child from the fever itself. Fever is a sign that there is illness, so your doctor will evaluate to find out what is causing the fever. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Blunt trauma can cause bruising, and cause skin/mucosa to tear. It does require some force but examples can be bike injuries or gymnastic falls on a bar or beam. The vagina tends to heal well but scaring can occasionally cause long-term problems like pain. ...Read more
Can low BP cause nausea & vomitting? Or is the reverse? How to control fluid loss from massive period bleeding, sweating & vomitting from pain?
See a gyn!: If your bleeding during your period is so heavy that your blood pressure is low and you have nausea and vomiting, you should see a gyn. There are so many good treatments for heavy periods including birth control pills, progesterone, progestin iud, Lysteda you also could have fibroids or an endometrial polyp. Only a gyn can determine what is causing the bleeding. ...Read more
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