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Internal Bleeding Arm
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
During venipuncture yesterday, the needle went through the arm vein. Now the ulnar nerve is paining. No visible hematoma. Is it internal bleeding?
Possibly irritated: I don't understand how venipuncture can get to the ulnar nerve but it can certainly puncture some other nerves. I suspect that the pain will be transient lasting no more than a week. If the problem persists beyond that or not improving, better contact your doctor Ice the area if the pain is unbearable. ...Read more
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
Yes: Could be local at the anus with hemorrhoids, but workup must include other sources. ...Read more
Swallowing a sharp o: The outcome depends on what it was you swallowed. I would ask your physician or er for a possible x-ray to determine if it's anything that could harm you as it passes. If it's just a scratch from a fishbone it sould heal but better afe than sorry. ...Read more
Hit head 3 days ago but I have no symtoms could I have internal bleeding? I heard u don't need symtoms
See below: After three days, I doubt there's any bleeding. You would probably have known by now. Did you lose consciousness with the injury? Were there any other injuries? If no, and you're 21, I suspect things will be fine. If you start having worsening headaches, visual disturbances, dizziness, then be seen. ...Read more
I think my boyfriend hit something inside when we were having intercourse. It hurt. Does that mean internal bleeding?
Probably not: Your partner could "hit" your uterus or one of the ovaries during intercourse. That could be painful, but it is not likely that it would cause internal bleeding. ...Read more
I went to disneyland and I banged my head on a ride. My head has been hurting since. What can I do to make sure I don't have internal bleeding or etc?
Time is your friend: The fact you are able to ask the question and have returned means your injury is minor see your local md and he help you decide on x-ray and any tests you need. ...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
What does internal bleeding feel like? I had a minor car accident 12 days ago. And think I may have it
DEPENDS: If the internal bleeding is intravisceral (in stomach or gut) there will probably no feelings until one becomes anemic enough to be tired or dizzy. If the bleeding is intraabdominal, in the cavity of the abdomen, blood is an irritant, so there will be pain and discomfort. Spenic bleeding will also cause left shoulder pain. See your doctor if you have serious concerns about bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more
Slammed the lower back of mybhead on a desk really hard. It was painful but im afraid of internal bleeding, will I be ok?
ER: If you slammed very hard, and painful, >>> ER urgently. ...Read more
I have a contortionist character in my book, if they bent in certain ways, is it possible to crush internal organs, causing internal bleeding?
No: Within the abdomen, the more rigid organs, such as liver, spleen and kidneys are pretty well protected by the ribs, the muscles and spine. The more pliable organs, such as intestine, bladder, stomach are in the area of bending. Therefore a contortionist, where they bend in the mid abdomen, would be unlikely to have any organ damage. ...Read more
Yesterday I hit the left side of my head, it hurt for 2 minutes. Today it only hurts when I touch it. How can I know there is no internal bleeding?
Definite-imaging: If you want a definitive answer then you would want to have imaging. However, not all traumas will need that. I am wondering why you are concerned about possible bleeding. Did you loose conciousness? Are you having severe symptoms or nausea, or sleepiness? or bleeding? If yes, then you definitely need to be checked out in the hospital. If infected also need hospital. ...Read more
When someone falls on the back of his head, how to know if he has internal bleeding or if there 's something dangerous? I mean before arriving to hospi
You will never know: Any head injury how trivial it appears, should be evaluated by trained person, ideally in e r setting to prevent lethal out comes. ...Read more
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
I have an internal bleeding in my leg due to car accidents. What are the precautions for fastest recovery?
Rice: Rest, ice, elevate)ice 20 minutes three x day. If you have not been seen by md have evaluated to ensure no significant and serious injury! ...Read more
I am having internal bleeding in vaginal and in my bowels, I had a hysterectomy over 20 years ago. What could cause this.?
Please: You need to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more
I hurt my head on Saturday, not to hard but it still kinda hurts, I don't have symptoms of internal bleeding so my mom says I'm fine, WhatShouldIdo?
Yes it is: If they are swollen then it should be checked out promptly y a physician. ...Read more
I have gallstone, & my gp said I have to have my gallbladder remove. If if did, would there be complication? Like internal bleeding afterwards?
I don't know what you mean by internal bleeding. Do you mean bleeding in GI tract, or in kidneys, ureters and bladder.Or uterine bleeding. Or bleeding in any other part of the bogy like intracranial in the head, or in the lungs.
Please elaborate what you mean by internal bleeding. ...Read more
Depends: A complete blood count (CBC) shows decreased red blood cells (anemia) over time if you are bleeding. Checking stool for microscopic blood, history of heavy menstrual periods in women help determine where you are bleeding. If the bleeding is faster such as from trauma, CT scans and ultrasound are typically used to identify bleeding and possibly source. Vital Signs (bp and pulse) are the 1st clue ...Read more