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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Hemorrhagic shock?

What is the definition or description of: Hemorrhagic shock?

Hemorrhagic shock: Or hypovolemic shock is the result of losing > 20% of thd body's volume of blood due to hemorrhage. Inadequate oxygen/ nutrients will circulate to cells. REF: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/432650-overview ...Read more

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Why would females be more tolerable to hemorrhagic shock than males?

Why would females be more tolerable to hemorrhagic shock than males?

Estrogen, maybe: It seems that estrogen may affect the body's response to hemorrhagic shock. Research is being done to try to find out whether or not giving estrogen to a patient in hemorrhagic shock is helpful. ...Read more

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What is the most important thing in the management of severe hemorrhagic shock?

What is the most important thing in the management of severe hemorrhagic shock?

Hospital: Stop bleeding if possible. Go to nearest hospital. Physician insert large bore intravenous line and start massive transfusion protocol and do everything to stop bleeding. ...Read more

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Hemorrhagic shock, what is the treatment for it?

Hemorrhagic shock, what is the treatment for it?

Resuscitation: Hemorrhagic shock is a severe life threatening condition that requires stopping the hemorrhage immediately, usually with a surgery, blood transfusions, fluids, multiple monitors, all of these in an intensive care unit. ...Read more

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Are hypovolemic and hemorrhagic shock the same?

Are hypovolemic and hemorrhagic shock the same?

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. ...Read more

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Is hypovolemic and hemorrhagic shock the same thing or different?

Slightly different: Hemorrhagic shock is due to loss of blood. Hypovolemic shock strictly means loss of volume it usually refers to water depletion. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock different?

How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock different?

Shock: Hemorrhagic shock occurs with a loss of blood and hypovolemic shock can occur with fluid losses, from diarrhea for example, without the loss of blood. Both have low BP and are caused by a volume deficit in the vascular system. Hypovolemic shock can be treated with IV fluids to increase the bp, while hemorrhagic shock needs to have blood transfused as well to increase the BP of the patient. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock different?

How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock different?

See below: Basically hypo-volumic shock is caused by loss of electrolytes and water from the body. Hemmorhagic shock on the other hand suggests massive loss of blood. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemorrhagic shock & hypovolemic shock?

What is the difference between hemorrhagic shock & hypovolemic shock?

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. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock differ?

Shock: Hypovolemic shock is caused by inadequate volume in the vascular system. Hemorrhagic shock is hypovolemicshock caused by bleeding. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhagic shock, compared to septic shock?

What is hemorrhagic shock, compared to septic shock?

Blood loss v Infectn: Hemorrhagic shock is shock due to blood loss. Septic shock is shock due to infection. ...Read more

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What females are more tolerable to hemorrhagic shock in pregnancy?

What females are more tolerable to hemorrhagic shock in pregnancy?

All, none.: Pregnant women (in nature's wisdom) are in general more tolerant of acute blood loss because they have increased total blood volume. Having said that, hemorrhagic shock is never well-tolerated by anyone - especially the gravid woman and her fetus (es); that is, a pregnant woman can avoid going into hemorrhagic shock due to her increased blood volume, but when she does she gets very sick very quick. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin level during hemorrhagic shock? What level is dangerous? I had the lowest hemoglobin 7.6 in hospital, should I be afraid I got shock?

Shock vs anemia: Hemorrhagic shock results from acute bleeding. In hemorrhagic shock, the hemoglobin is often near normal as you are losing plasma and red cells at the same rate. By contrast, your anemia of 7.6 being relatively stable isn't going to turn suddenly into shock. Your physician needs to find the cause and treat it -- hopefully without your needing to be transfused. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemorrhagic and hypovolemic shock?

Bleeding/many causes: Hemorrhagic shock is from bleeding, usually due to a wound from trauma, which can have excessive fluid loss. Hypovolemic shock can have many causes, like not drinking, or dehydration from diarrhea, and also hemorrhage. This is usually less severe, but some examples of diarrhea can be excessive. Both can be seen on the same spectrum of shock or fluid loss with hemorrhagic more severe/urgent. ...Read more

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Hi there. I have 3children its been almost 7 years since my last. I had my tubes tied 7 years ago. A year later I had oblation done due too heavy bleeding and a year after I had it done again. My current bf has no children and wants one. I was wonderin

Hi there. I have 3children its been almost 7 years since my last. I had my tubes tied 7 years ago. A year later I had oblation done due too heavy bleeding and a year after I had it done again. My current bf has no children and wants one. I was wonderin

Wondering too: It can require extra expense & effort. Tubes can be untied but may not work as well as they did. The ablations also make it unlikely you can carry a pregnancy.A simpler method is to have a fertility center harvest your eggs & fertilize them with dad's sperm & insert the new embryo into a surrogate you hire to carry the baby. ...Read more

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What is the management for a client with post-partum hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock?

What is the management for a client with post-partum hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock?

Fluids, then blood.: Post-partum hemorrhage is the loss of morethan 500 ml of blood after vaginal delivery, or 1000 ml of blood after cesarean section. It is the most common cause of perinatal maternal death in the modern world. The management is similar to shock since fluid loss occurs. First crystalloid solution, then blood units if loss is >2000 ml or shock progresses despite aggressive replacement. ...Read more

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Hello. Can u help me doc coz I did a medical abortion for 9 weeks of Pregnancy on Mrach 15, 2015. now I have a heavy bleeding with clots and I gt shock?

Hello. Can u help me doc coz I did a medical abortion for 9 weeks of Pregnancy on Mrach 15, 2015. now I have a heavy bleeding with clots and I gt shock?

See doctor today: This should not be happening. You need to go to your doctor or to Emergency now and find out the cause if it is very heavy bleeding. It may just be the return of your normal periods but it could also be some complication of the abortion. Please be seen today. ...Read more

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I have heavy bleeding with large blood clots also wonder if I able to still conceive my age is 34 no children right now one miscarriage.

I have heavy bleeding with large blood clots also wonder if I able to still conceive my age is 34 no children right now one miscarriage.

Heavy menses: You may want to consult your doctor concerning your heavy menstrual cycles. Medical conditions such as fibroids or polyps can cause heavier and longer menstruation and may interfere with pregnancy and cause infertility. ...Read more

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What would cause a menstrual cycle to last two months and counting with heavy bleeding and clotting? I have two children with a (miscarage in between I had to have a dnc) and it had been 8 moths since I had a cycle before this one

What would cause a menstrual cycle to last two months and counting with heavy bleeding and clotting? I have two children with a (miscarage in between I had to have a dnc) and it had been 8 moths since I had a cycle before this one

Your: Your symptoms are consistent with dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub). This can happen when hormones are fluctuating. You had a long time period without ovulating it appears (8 months), and are now having very heavy bleeding. However two months is a very long time and I would urge you to seek evaluation for that and have your blood level checked. Also please be sure that your pap smear is normal. ...Read more

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I have a bifurcated uterus...Can I still have children? Every 6 weeks I get a period that lasts for 3 days and is extremely heavy with bad cramps. I've hemorrhaged twice in my life--the last time was last year, and my period was very heavy and lasted for

I have a bifurcated uterus...Can I still have children? Every 6 weeks I get a period that lasts for 3 days and is extremely heavy with bad cramps. I've hemorrhaged twice in my life--the last time was last year, and my period was very heavy and lasted for

It: It used to be thought that a bicornuate (bifurcate) uterus was associated with infertility but recent studies have not confirmed this, and patients with bicornuate uterus can get pregnant. However, a bicornuate uterus is considered high-risk, and you will need to see a high-risk perinatologist (high risk ob) for your pregnancy. There is an increased association with miscarriage, and preterm birth, so it is important for you to establish with a well-qualified high-risk doctor for your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will a uterine ablation help pain and heavy bleeding from fibroids. I have that option or a hysterectomy. 41 years old. No children. Severely anemic.

Will a uterine ablation help pain and heavy bleeding from fibroids. I have that option or a hysterectomy. 41 years old. No children. Severely anemic.

UFE: Have you consulted with an interventional radiologist regarding uterine fibroid embolization (ufe)? This procedure is usually a great option for women with symptomatic fibroids. It is minimally invasive (tiny incision in your groin) and treats fibroids in any portion of your uterus, not just ones that can be reached through the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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What amount force would be required for massive cranial hemorrhaging to occur?

What amount force would be required for massive cranial hemorrhaging to occur?

Depends: Sometimes in the elderly, only a small blow to the head, just a bump really, can set off subdural bleeding, which can grow slowly or quickly. For healthy young adults substantial force is required, blunt object, fall from height. However, the effects of a small amount of bleeding in the brain of young person can worse than in elderly, whose brains have shrunk & don't get the high pressures. ...Read more

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What is meant by hemorrhagic diatheses?

What is meant by hemorrhagic diatheses?

Unusual bleeding: Can happen for a number of different reasons including treatment of patients with anticoagulation drugs (warfarin), liver failure, some snake bites and some cancers like leukemia. ...Read more

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What does retinal hemorrhaging look like?

What does retinal hemorrhaging look like?

Red spots: Retinal hemorrhages can manifest in different shapes and sizes. They can vary from focal dots to larger flame shaped patterns. The pattern of hemorrhage can indicate the level of the retina involved and even suggest the cause (i.e., diabetic retinopathy). ...Read more

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Should I be worrie about hemorrhagic cyst?

Should I be worrie about hemorrhagic cyst?

Not usually: Most hemorrhagic cysts resolve on their own without treatment. If yu were given this diagnosis after a doctor evaluated you and you are not having any signs of severe blood loss like dizziness, increasing abdominal pain, rapid pulse, blackouts... Then it should probably resolve. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hemorrhagic diseases?

What are the causes of hemorrhagic diseases?

Vascular system: Some infectious viral hemorrhagic fevers include ebola, marburg, hantavirus, lassa fever, and crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever. They work by damaging the vascular system. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of intracranial hemorrhaging?

What are the symptoms of intracranial hemorrhaging?

Intracranial bleedin: Among the symptoms are sudden onset of severe headache, difficulty thinking clearly, loss of consciousness, seizure, alteration of vision or motor ability. ...Read more

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Hemorrhagic Shock (Definition)

Or hypovolemic shock is the result of losing > 20% of thd body's volume of blood due to hemorrhage. Inadequate oxygen/ nutrients will circulate to cells. ...Read more