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Doctor insights on: Hypovolemic Shock Abdominal Trauma Accidents

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How long would it take for abdominal trauma to cause shock?

How long would it take for abdominal trauma to cause shock?

It varies...: It depends on what was injured. If the injury results in severe bleeding, then shock could occur within minutes. If the bowel is injured and perforates, then it could take many hours. For this reason, it's common to observe a patient in the hospital for a day or two if there is a possibility of abdominal injury. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & 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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Anyone know anything about effects of abdominal trauma problems?

Anyone know anything about effects of abdominal trauma problems?

Highly variable: Would need more specifics, as abdominal trauma can affect many organs. Spleen injury, liver injury, pancreas injury, aorta injury, major vein injury, kidney injury, intestinal injury, etc. Depends on if trauma came from a car accident, knife, or gun shot injury. Some injuries can be quite minor and some can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Can ectopic present as some sort of abdominal trauma?

Can ectopic present as some sort of abdominal trauma?

Ectopic pain: Pain usually presents suddenly when an ectopic pregnancy in the tube ruptures and bleeds which is what causes most of the pain. ...Read more

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Penetrating abdominal trauma seen in ER or go straight to or?

Penetrating abdominal trauma seen in ER or go straight to or?

ER- need more info: If there is no injury to intraabdominal structures, or a need to surgically manage the wound itself (big wound or bleeding wound), observation is done. Not all wounds injure organs, or even completely penetrate the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Could a rough ultrasound tech caused the placental abruption? How hard does the abdominal trauma have to be?

Could a rough ultrasound tech caused the placental abruption? How hard does the abdominal trauma have to be?

NO: The baby is well protected in the uterus, with double shock absorbers of the amniotic fluid and the mom's abdominal wall. It takes a much more significant injury than a rough ultrasound tech to cause abruption. ...Read more

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Can blunt abdominal trauma cause stillbirth?

Can blunt abdominal trauma cause stillbirth?

Yes: Yes trauma can cause stillbirth. If you have been attacked or injured please seek medical attention. If you are being abused please seek help. Your life and your baby's life are at risk. There are many options available. ...Read more

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Do airbags cause some sort of abdominal trauma?

Do airbags cause some sort of abdominal trauma?

Usually minor: Airbag deployment can cause injury, but it's usually minor. The risk for serious injury increases when the person is too close to the airbag module when it deploys. The national highway traffic safety administration recommends drivers sit at least 10 inches behind the center of the steering wheel & children under 12 be properly restrained in a rear seat. http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/airbag. ...Read more

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Could you walk around with abdominal trauma and internal organ injury without knowing? The question is whether all the involved parts can sense pain.

Could you walk around with abdominal trauma and internal organ injury without knowing?  The question is whether all the involved parts can sense pain.

Trauma: Delayed diagnosis and missed injury with trauma is what drives the current care. Trauma systems perform primary then secondary then close monitoring and follow up to specifically catch missed and delayed presentations of injuries. Your internal organs do NOT have the same nerve sensation as your skin. Organs have pressure sensors and more rudimentary pain fibers. Be well. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is abdominal trauma?

What sort of problem is abdominal trauma?

Internal Injuries: We differentiate abdominal injuries secondary to penetrating trauma (gun shot-, knife wounds) vs. Blunt trauma (car crashes, falls). The former almost-always requires immediate surgery whereas the latter tends to cause injuries to solid organs (liver, spleen, kidney, etc) and may often be treated non-surgically. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Hypovolemic Shock (Definition)

Hypovolemic shock is a condition where the body has lost too much fluid or blood in a short time frame. As a result, the heart is unable to pump enough blood to maintain the function of the organs. Symptoms include a rapid heartbeat, cold, clammy ...Read more