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How would you know if you had internal bleeding?

How would you know if you had internal bleeding?

Depends: If you mean intestinal bleeding, then little abdominal cramping, sometimes vomiting of blood or old dark blood in the bowel movements, weakness and anemia. If you mean internal bleeding from severe abdominal trauma, then abdominal pain and abdominal swelling may be noted, with anemia. ...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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How would you know if you had intestinal bleeding?

How would you know if you had intestinal bleeding?

Stool change: If you had significant intestinal bleeding your bowel movements would generally turn black and tarry. These are not generally solid but loose. Bleeding from your colon would generally result in passage of bright red blood or blood clots. If you have very slow bleeding it might not be noticeable and you may just develop anemia and/or fatigue. ...Read more

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If you had bleeding in your head how would you know? Symptoms?

If you had bleeding in your head how would you know? Symptoms?

Headache is: The primary symptom. My have visual disturbance, weakness in the extremities, nausea, vomiting..... ...Read more

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How would I know if I were having internal bleeding?

How would I know if I were having internal bleeding?

Depends: There could be little symptoms such as mild weakness and anemia. Sometimes vomiting of blood or passing dark old blood in the bowel movements if there is intestinal bleeding. Sometimes there may be cramping abdominal discomfort. There may be no abdominal pain. However, if you mean bleeding from a severe accident with liver or spleen damage, then abdominal pain and distension would be noted. ...Read more

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How do you know if you had a miscarriage?

How do you know if you had a miscarriage?

Look At The Evidence: The best way to tell is by checking a pregnancy test, if "+" ; then you have a heavy cycle followed by a "-" test...You miscarried. Often, an early miscarriage isn't tested so know your risk factors. Ie - any birth control? Any symptoms of pregnancy? Unprotected sex during ovulation (mid-cycle)? Overall the best way to know is by protecting yourself ; using effective birth control, take care. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an imperforate hymen?

How do you know if you have an imperforate hymen?

Menstrual absence: A lack of cyclical menstrual bleeding is the primary way to know of an intact hymen as it will not allow menstrual blood to pass. ...Read more

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How Would You Know If You Had hpv?

How Would You Know If You Had hpv?

You may not know: Most of the time, women are unaware of infection until it shows up on a Pap smear. Studies have estimated that 50-80% of college-aged men dna women have been exposed. That's why it's so important for males and females aged 9-26 get the HPV vaccine. The vaccine has already significantly reduced the incidence of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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How would you know if your having a miscarriage?

How would you know if your having a miscarriage?

Different symtoms: When someone is having a miscarriage, they may have cramping, vaginAl bleeding and symptoms of being pregnant may disappear. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, tender breasts. ...Read more

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How to know if you have internal bleeding to the head!?

How to know if you have internal bleeding to the head!?

Mental status change: You want to know if internal bleeding in head. You will have headaches or mental status changes. If you bleed in your head it occurs following trauma and that should be evaluated in the ed. If you have a bleed from an aneurysm you may have mental status changes. An imaging study such as a ct scan will show bleeding. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an incompetent cervix?

How do you know if you have an incompetent cervix?

Painless early deliv: Painless midtrimester delivery is a typical definition of incompetent cervix. More modern definitions rely increasingly on sonographic features before preterm birth, such as a very short cervical length (<15 mm by transvaginal sonography) in asymptomatic women. If you are diagnosed with incompetent cervix, vaginal Progesterone and possibly cervical cerclage could help you carry a pregnancy 2 term. ...Read more

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How long do you bleed if you had an std?

How long do you bleed if you had an std?

Depends: There is no rule for how long you bleed if you've had an STD. It may depend on which STD and whether you were treated appropriately. Most of the time, STDs aren't the cause of abnormal bleeding. Consider being seen if your bleeding is excessively heavy or lasting more than a couple of weeks. Sooner if you have a fever. ...Read more

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How would you feel if you had cancer you didn't know you had. Without knowing would you feel any different?

How would you feel if you had cancer you didn't know you had. Without knowing would you feel any different?

Most cancers: Do not cause symptoms, particularly early. Therefore, you wouldn't feel any different until the cancer was large enough, or produced enough hormones or toxins, or was in a strategic place that induced symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an impeforate hymen?

No menses: If you have normal menses, the hymen must have a perforation to allow it to flow. It is considered a birth defect in the formation of the structure & usually presents as abdominal pain with a bulging hymen in a pubertal girl. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a perforated ulcer?

How do you know if you have a perforated ulcer?

Pain gets worse: Pain in the stomach area(above your navel) usually gets worse with nausea, vomiting, sometimes accompanied by fever, dizziness. Any symptoms that get worse, seek medical advice. Here are risk factors for developing stomach irritation or ulcers - too much intake of caffeinated drinks, alcohol, spicy foods, leading a stressful life/type a personality. Hope to be of help. ...Read more

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How should you know if you had cancer?

How should you know if you had cancer?

Cancer: There are many presentations for cancer, it just depends on the type. If you have no symptoms then it is hard to tell. If you are experiencing some change, you should see your primary care physician so that can be worked up. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have had a miscarriage?

How do you know if you have had a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Early miscarriages can be associated with a delayed period which is heavier and associated with cramping. This type of miscarriage is usually suspected, but not proved. Later miscarriages are associated with a positive pregnancy test and an ultrasound showing the fetus without any heart beat. This type usually requires a D & C or medical management to empty the uterus. ...Read more

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If you think you might be going through decidual bleeding, how long after you quit bleeding would i be able to test?

No testing: Unfortunately with Decidual bleeding there are no tests that you can do to predict whether or not this will affect the health of your pregnancy ultimately. make sure you continue to get Routine pregnancy care ...Read more

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Would you know if your brain was bleeding or swelling?

Would you know if your brain was bleeding or swelling?

Yes: Yes, brain swelling or bleeding can produce serious symptoms, such as severe headache, loss of consciousness, visual deficits, speech disturbance, arm/leg weakness or loss of sensation. Exact symptoms depend on location and severity of the bleeding/swelling. ...Read more

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Would you know if you had sepsis?

Would you know if you had sepsis?

Sepsis: This is a well-defined clinical syndrome which is characterized by the body's response to infection and is diagnosed by physicians. You might feel ill, but not know that you meet the clinical criteria to be termed "septic". ...Read more

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