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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

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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What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

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

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Blunt force trauma to upper chest, three years on, there is still a lump. Why is it still there?

Blunt force trauma to upper chest, three years on, there is still a lump. Why is it still there?

Depends: It could be a hematoma that organized and is now a fibrous mass. Could be a healed rib fracture with a large callus (new bone that's formed to heal the fracture). See your doctor. He or she should start with a chest x-ray, then perhaps a ct scan. If there's anything abnormal, see a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can blunt force trauma cause long-term damage to the vagina?

Can blunt force trauma cause long-term damage to the vagina?

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

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What symptoms do I need to look for after having blunt force trauma to the kidneys?

What symptoms do I need to look for after having blunt force trauma to the kidneys?

Blood in urine: The usual symptom is bloody urine, but there could be some pain in the flank or back. There is a spectrum of injuries that can occur to the kidney, minor injury is just watched, while major injury may need surgery. ...Read more

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I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks I still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?

I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks I still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?

Most likely blood: You most likely have a hematoma under the skin, this is a jello like collection of clotted blood which accumulates under the skin after trauma. It is usually just treated with pain meds and a heating pad. There could be other causes, but this is most likely, should resolve after 2 or 3 months, if not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor for a bruised thoracic spine/ surrounding muscles after blunt force trauma from a fall?

When should I see a doctor for a bruised thoracic spine/ surrounding muscles after blunt force trauma from a fall?

Depends: If you able to carry out your usual activities and the pain is subsiding, you may watch and wait. If there is any damage to the nerves, the pain has not subsided, the bruise becomes infected, or if there is an open wound, see a doctor now.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What can a blunt force trauma to a knee with osteoarthritis do?

What can a blunt force trauma to a knee with osteoarthritis do?

May break it: Osteoporosis weakens bone so any trauma will break this or weaken the area further and cause further damage. ...Read more

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What is proactive treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis? Non Alcohol related/ blunt force trauma is the cause. ER visits are unpleasant and judgmental.

What is proactive treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis? Non Alcohol related/ blunt force trauma is the cause. ER visits are unpleasant and judgmental.

Pancreatitis: Can be tough to deal with. I agree the ER is a very busy and not always pleasant place. There are many strategies but pancreatitis can be tough to deal with. Only use your pain medication when necessary as you build tolerance to it. Try eating small meals that are low in fat. Enzyme supplementation also helps. Lastly, nerve blocks, surgery and duct decompression are possible options. ...Read more

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After blunt force trauma to my head, there is a random bump remaining. Could this be a clot?

After blunt force trauma to my head, there is a random bump remaining. Could this be a clot?

Unlikely, but...: It depends how long its been. And either way, if you are feeling it it is clearly outside of your skull so would not affect your brain (different than a clot on the brain) many traumas can result in a nodule or lump of scar tissue that u can feel. These are benign. ...Read more

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Can blunt force trauma cause or contribute to breast cancer formation?

Can blunt force trauma cause or contribute to breast cancer formation?

Probably not: There was one small study out of lancaster university that suggested a link between breast trauma and breast cancer, but the conventional wisdom at present is that there is no significant link between breast trauma and breast cancer. ...Read more

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How can I address a blunt force trauma?

How can I address a blunt force trauma?

Depends on where: Is this to the head, chest, abdomen?

Additional imaging is needed. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from blunt force trauma?

Doctors, do you think I can die from blunt force trauma?

Absolutely: Blunt force trauma, especially about the head can kill you. Also, may internal organs can be injured and bleed. The bowel can be perforated or torn. The neck and the rest of the spine can be injured, sometimes with spinal cord injury.
So, yes you can. ...Read more

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Could you die from blunt force trauma?

Could you die from blunt force trauma?

Possibly: Any trauma, if hard enough, and affecting important vital organs like the brain, heart, liver or kidneys could cause death. These are the effects commonly of auto accidents and military events. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you die from blunt force trauma?

Please tell me, could you die from blunt force trauma?

Yes: Absolutely! Blunt force just means an injury where the skin is not penetrated. A car crash, fall, and being hit with an object (like a car) can cause blunt force trauma. The cause of death is usually internal bleeding, into the brain, lungs, abdominal organs may be injured, as well as fractures, such as a broken neck, all can cause death. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like after experiencing blunt force trauma?

What is the recovery like after experiencing blunt force trauma?

It depends: Recovery depends on where & how hard the person was hit, and how extensive the injury is. ...Read more

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What is perforating blunt force trauma?

What is perforating blunt force trauma?

Perforation: A perforation is when the stomach or intestine is subjected to intense force and causes a blow out, just like a blown out tire. Intestinal fluids then leak into the abdomen causing severe inflammation/infection which is life threatening and requires immediate surgery. ...Read more

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During sex, I sustained a blunt force wound on my vaginal wall. The inch long gash is still bleeding a little, do I need stitches?

During sex, I sustained a blunt force wound on my vaginal wall. The inch long gash is still bleeding a little, do I need stitches?

It's possible.: Depends on the location of the laceration and how much bleeding. This should be evaluated in person by a gynecologist exam. There are large blood vessels that run up the sides of the vagina and blood loss can be quite heavy. Repair may be needed. Other times simply packing with a couple of tampons will do the trick. ...Read more

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Daughter was hit by SUV at 40 mph had serious blunt force LIVER (and kidney lac., crushed orbital floorEtc...) LACERATION how long to completely heal?

Daughter was hit by SUV at 40 mph had serious blunt force LIVER (and kidney lac., crushed orbital floorEtc...) LACERATION how long to completely heal?

Serious trauma: Serious blunt force trauma can take a long time to heal completely. Assuming that she has no complications during her recovery, it may still take her months to recover, perhaps even longer if she has a brain injury, which you did not comment on. I'd ask her trauma surgeon for more details. A positive? She is only 16, and youth certainly makes healing go faster. Stay the course. She's alive! ...Read more

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Could head trauma (blunt force) cause schizophrenia or any psychiatric disorder?

TBI: Tbi is known to cause a constellation of psychiatric and physical s.Sx
please get a brain scan, medical and psych eval also neuropsychological testing. ...Read more

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How long would it take for slit wrists, internal bleeding, dislocated jaw, craked ribs, fracutured skull to heal?

How long would it take for slit wrists, internal bleeding, dislocated jaw, craked ribs, fracutured skull to heal?

Weeks to never: Everything listed other than a dislocated jaw normally would take weeks to heal. A dislocated jaw may never heal or correctly go back into a normal condition. Once the ligaments are stretched or ruptured, they will never be the same again. ...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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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

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I was hit in the chest by a recliner chair. I now have chest pain and taste blood. Should I be concerned with internal bleeding?

I was hit in the chest by a recliner chair. I now have chest pain and taste blood. Should I be concerned with internal bleeding?

Yes: You should be concerned about why you are having these symptoms, not only because of the recent trauma but for other reasons too. I would recommend going to the ER. ...Read more

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