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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
If you had internal bleeding in the brain how long could you survive? I don't know if there is a specific answer.
No specific answer.: Survival will depend on many factors: cause of bleeding, location, magnitude, access to critical care, etc. When blood irritates brain tissues, it causes swelling. This is known as cerebral edema. The pooled blood collects into a mass called a hematoma. These conditions increase pressure on nearby brain tissue, and that reduces vital blood flow and kills brain cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely : Blood is an irritant. For example, women can have ruptured cyst with even small amount of blood, it can cause lots of pain. Lot of bleeding will cause u to be light headed, short of breath and pass out.... It can b life threatening. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Examine stools: When you say internal bleeding, it is presumed gastrointestinal bleeding. It can be acute or chronic. Acute bleeding can be life threatening, you may see bloody vomiting or rectal bleeding. Chronic bleeds, such as slow bleeding from a peptic ulcer, hemorrhoids, even some cancers, and divertticular bleeds. The blood in the stool can be detected with a simple test. ...Read more
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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