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How hard does a blow to the abdomen have to be to cause internal bleeding? How many hours before symptoms arise?

How hard does a blow to the abdomen have to be to cause internal bleeding? How many hours before symptoms arise?

It depends: Any abdominal trauma has the potential to injure your spleen or other viscera, and cause internal bleeding. That said, it generally takes a great deal of force to cause internal bleeding, such as from a car wreck or serious altercation. However, if you have a condition that gives you splenomegaly, it is much easier to be injured. This is a common problem with infectious mononucleosis. ...Read more

Internal Bleeding (Definition)

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


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I hit my right abdomen with the car door. What are he signs and symptoms of internal bleeding???

I hit my right abdomen with the car door. What are he signs and symptoms of internal bleeding???

Severe pain: Trauma severe enough to cause intra-abdominal bleeding will likely result in severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fast heart rate, low blood pressure, dizziness, and worsening tenderness of the abdomen. The presence of any symptoms just listed should prompt an immediate trip to the nearest emergency room without delay. ...Read more

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What is recovery after a blow to the liver like? My liver has a contusion/slight internal bleeding. I am concerned because I am experiencing pain.

What is recovery after a blow to the liver like? My liver has a contusion/slight internal bleeding. I am concerned because I am experiencing pain.

Pain: The pain you have could be from the abdominal wall or lower rib cage, and less likely the liver contusion itself. If the internal liver bleed were to expand or rupture, you're pain would be expected to increase. You must have seen a surgeon during the course of this problem, so call them with your symptoms. I you haven't seen a surgeon, call a general surgeon for an appt asap. ...Read more

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What would cause a belly button to bleed? Could it be from internal bleeding?

What would cause a belly button to bleed? Could it be from internal bleeding?

Local trauma: Or a residual congenital tract-urachus which is remaining from umbilical cord and sometimes becomes a cyst or gets inflamed. ...Read more

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Is internal bleeding in the belly dangerous?

Is internal bleeding in the belly dangerous?

Abdominal bleeding: Yes. Very dangerous. Only exception would be if somehow you know that the bleeding has stopped and is under control, but this usually takes a surgical (or endoscopic) intervention. ...Read more

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I hurt my head on Saturday, not to hard but it still kinda hurts, I don't have symptoms of internal bleeding so my mom says I'm fine, WhatShouldIdo?

I hurt my head on Saturday, not to hard but it still kinda hurts, I don't have symptoms of internal bleeding so my mom says I'm fine, WhatShouldIdo?

Live your life: Take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) for your aches and pains but go about your life. Your mother is correct, any significant issue would have shown up by now. ...Read more

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My friend hit my head really hard and hit it several times can this cause internal bleeding???

My friend hit my head really hard and hit it several times can this cause internal bleeding???

Head injury: Any head injury has the potential for serious complications, including bleeding around the brain. Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How does asprin cause internal bleeding? Would there not be warning signs/symptoms before it was serious?

How does asprin cause internal bleeding? Would there not be warning signs/symptoms before it was serious?

Thins the blood: Aspirin interferes with the ability your blood to clot. It does this by interfering with the ability of your platelets to clot. The platelets are little cell like structures that help the blood clot. If their efficacy is interfered with they will not clot and bleeding occurs. It can also irritate the lining of the stomach and intestines which can also cause ulcers and bleeding. ...Read more

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How long after possible ingestion of a sharp object that caused internal bleeding would you see symptoms? What would they be?

How long after possible ingestion of a sharp object that caused internal bleeding would you see symptoms? What would they be?

Consult a doctor: If you have swallowed a sharp object it could cause bleeding anywhere along your GI tract, from mouth to anus. This is a potentially serious event that should be evaluated and monitored properly. I would either consult your personal physician immediately or present yourself to an emergency room or both. Please seek proper medical attention. This is not the place. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes/symptoms of internal bleeding?

What would be the most common causes/symptoms of internal bleeding?

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

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If someone gets many hard blows to the stomach and is now seeing weird things when urinating and having an itchy stomach, is there internal bleeding?

If someone gets many hard blows to the stomach and is now seeing weird things when urinating and having an itchy stomach, is there internal bleeding?

Could be.: It's hard to interpret what you mean by "weird things" in your urine. If you have been beaten violently and you see a change in your urine, it would be a good idea to be checked out to be sure you're okay. I would go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can tugging on your stomach hard cause internal bleeding?

Can tugging on your stomach hard cause internal bleeding?

Depends: Who did it? With what? And why? It would be tough to do, and if was enough to cause internal bleeding unless the person had a bleeding disorder or other debilitating illness, In an adult it would have to be done with a whole lot of force and it would hurt so much that you would probably be at an ER to be treated. It depends on the victim too, babies and kids are easier to hurt. Sad to say. ...Read more

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What would cause internal bleeding only on the left side of the abdomen? Went in for surgery to remove a cyst on right side and found bleeding on left

What would cause internal bleeding only on the left side of the abdomen? Went in for surgery to remove a cyst on right side and found bleeding on left

Abdominal bleeding: Abdominal bleeding can occur on the opposite side from a bleeding artery or vein that projects toward the other side of the abdomen. Discuss these findings with your surgeon to understand the source of the bleeding and the prognosis for recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for internal bleeding symptoms to show up after relatively minor blunt force trauma tothe abdomen below the ribs?

How long does it take for internal bleeding symptoms to show up after relatively minor blunt force trauma tothe abdomen below the ribs?

Depends: Trauma to abdomen under ribs may cause internal abdominal injury to different organs including spleen, liver and other organs. Symptoms will show up after different time intervals, instantaneous in case of some organs and delayed in case of trauma to other organs. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes head internal bleeding?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes head internal bleeding?

Bleeding: There are many causes including spontaneous with or without anti-coagulation, trauma, ruptured aneurysm, avm, etc. ...Read more

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Swallowed something that felt sharp. Could it cause internal bleeding? What should I do?

Swallowed something that felt sharp. Could it cause internal bleeding? What should I do?

Swallowing a sharp o: The outcome depends on what it was you swallowed. I would ask your physician or er for a possible x-ray to determine if it's anything that could harm you as it passes. If it's just a scratch from a fishbone it sould heal but better afe than sorry. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does internal bleeding in abdominal area cause pain?

I was just wondering why does internal bleeding in abdominal area cause pain?

Internal bleeding: Blood is very irritating to the lining of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum. Peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum. Peritonitis causes pain. ...Read more

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After a heart cath, can I develop internal bleeding? And if so what symptoms would I likely have?

After a heart cath, can I develop internal bleeding? And if so what symptoms would I likely have?

Yes: If a heart cath. Was done through the femoral artery ("groin access"), the catheter is inserted very close to the abdominal cavity. If there is bleeding from the cath site, it may bleed into the abdomen/pelvis.
This may result in back/abdominal pain, lightheadedness/dizziness from blood loss, and/or fast heart rate.
If this is a concern, it requires prompt evaluation in your emergency dept. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long it takes internal bleeding recovery caused by car accident?

Internal bleed: There are many possible answers as the problem can be quite complex. Best ask the treating physician this type of question. ...Read more

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Can sit ups cause internal bleeding?

Can sit ups cause internal bleeding?

No.: Sit ups in normal, healthy individuals do not cause internal bleeding. If you're noticing blood in your stools, that's a different matter and you should get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Can using laxatives cause internal bleeding?

Unlikely: This is not a common side effect of laxatives, unless your laxative also contains aspirin or an NSAID like ibuprofen. You may have some rectal bleeding from chronic constipation such as a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure which will show itself when you finally go to the bathroom with the laxative though. Let your doctor know about any change in bowel habits you experience. ...Read more

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Why does running cause internal bleeding hemmoroids?

Why does running cause internal bleeding hemmoroids?

Straining: Any straining can cause the hemorrhoids to swell and bleed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms or internal bleeding in the arm?

What are the symptoms or internal bleeding in the arm?

Bleeding: Internal bleeding in the extremities can present with bruising, mass, pain, or firmness. It really depends on the speed, depth, and severity of hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Can lifting after appendectomy cause internal bleeding?

Can lifting after appendectomy cause internal bleeding?

Probably not: The admonition against heavy lifting for a time after abdominal surgery is out of concern for the surgical wound (s) in the abdominal wall. Your surgeon worries that you might somehow disrupt the wound, either opening the skin or creating an incisional hernia. At the very least, heavy lifting would be uncomfortable soon after abdominal surgery. There should not be a risk of internal bleeding. ...Read more

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What virus causes internal bleeding and atacks every internal organs?

What virus causes internal bleeding and atacks every internal organs?

Dangerous viruses: Can't say that every single organ will be attacked but here are some serious hemorrhagic viruses: Hemorrhagic Viral Dz: Ebola, Marburg Virus, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Hantavirus, Crimean- Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Rift Valley Fever, Lassa Fever, Venezuelan Hemorrhagic Fever, Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever, Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever, Brazilian Hemorrhagic Fever, Garissa Virus & Ilesha virus. ...Read more

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