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Doctor insights on: Hypovolemic Shock And Pregnancy Symptoms

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Can pregnancy cause hypovolemic shock?

Can pregnancy cause hypovolemic shock?

Yes: Unfortunately conditions associated with excessive bleeding can lead to hypovolemic shock. Those include conditions that can occur in nonpregnant people, like trauma from an accident. They also include conditions in which there is inadequate blood clotting or profuse bleeding from a placental abnormality like placenta previa, from uterine atony, from surgery like cesarean hysterectomy or section. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of hypovolemic shock?

What are the symptoms of hypovolemic shock?

Low bp: Hypovoemic shock is due to loss of circulating blood volume- may occur in severe dehydration, acute blood loss, severe sepsis. Symptoms/ signs are dizziness, fainting, low blood pressure. Treatment- fluids, blood or antibiotics etc depending on the cause. ...Read more

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How do you treat hypovolemic shock?

How do you treat hypovolemic shock?

IV fluids: Hypovolemia means low blood volume, the immediate response is usually intravenous fluid such as saline. The reason for the fluid loss needs to be determined and addressed to correct the underlying problem. ...Read more

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How do you treat hypovolemic shock?

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How do you treat  hypovolemic shock?

Hypovolemic shock: Replacing the deficits, such as blood or fluids. ...Read more

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What are the compensated, decompensated, and irreversible stages of hypovolemic shock?

What are the compensated, decompensated, and irreversible stages of hypovolemic shock?

Good, bad and ugly..: Compensated means even though the blood volume is low the body is maintaining blood pressure and organ perfusion by increasing heart rate and constricting blood vessels. Decompensated means these adaptive mechanisms are no longer enough to maintain adequate perfusion of the organs. When this persists it ultimately causes irreversible multiple organ damage resulting in irreversible shock & death. ...Read more

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What to do about hypovolemic shock secondary to GI bleed?

Shock treatment: The aim of anti-shock treatment is to two fold. One, is to replete the lost volume due to the hemorrhage and the other is stop the source of the bleeding. Doing only one will not resolve the situation. In the hospital blood and/or fluids will be given and treatment plans to stop the cause of the bleed will need to be carried out successfully. Surgery may be required, in some instances, to do so. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hypovolemic shock be caused by an unbalanced glucagon/ insulin level?

Is it possible that hypovolemic shock be caused by an unbalanced glucagon/ insulin level?

Hypovolemic shock: Hard to answer your question. In diabetic ketoacidosis, Insulin is absent/low, glucagon high, and you can have hypovolemic shock (along with high blood glu, ketones, acidosis, etc). If you have hypovolemic shock from something else (eg. Sepsis), many hormones react to the situation. A minor "imbalance" in insulin/glucagon may alter blood glucose but does not cause shock. ...Read more

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When you've lost a lot of blood and you go into hypovolemic shock, how are you treated in the hospital?

Hypovolemic shock: Hopefully you get an IV and rapid volume repletion with colloid and normal saline with transfusion of red blood cells if you've lost enough blood to be dangerously low on rbcs. When stabilized a diagnosis of the cause of the blood loss and treatment of that cause must be done. ...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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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