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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.

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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Feel like I may have internal bleeding need help asap?

Feel like I may have internal bleeding need help asap?

Bleeding: If you have signs of internal bleeding, then go to the nearest ER and they will evaluate you. They will perform blood testing, support your blood pressure with intravenous fluids and if necessary, call in a specialist to evaluate you further.

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I was wondering what are the signs of sever internal bleeding?

I was wondering what are the signs of sever internal bleeding?

Bleeding: Signs are usually from the site where the trauma or bleeding is located and can be abdominal pain or swelling or feeling light-headed, dizziness, or fainting, external bruising called ecchymosis or headache if the bleeding is inside the head.

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What does internal bleeding feel like? I had a minor car accident 12 days ago. And think I may have it

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.

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I have a contortionist character in my book, if they bent in certain ways, is it possible to crush internal organs, causing internal bleeding?

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.

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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?

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.

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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

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.

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How do I know exactly what is internal bleeding?

How do I know exactly what is internal bleeding?

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.

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Internal bleeding after 48 hours, what should I do?

Internal bleeding after 48 hours, what should I do?

Call ur doc: You need to call ur surgeon or doctor asap. Or 911 if starting to feel dizzy, short of breath or chest pain/pressure.

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I was wondering what are signs of internal bleeding?

I was wondering what are signs of internal bleeding?

Bleeding: Signs are usually from the site where the trauma or bleeding is located and can be abdominal pain or swelling or feeling light-headed, dizziness, or fainting, external bruising called ecchymosis or headache if the bleeding is inside the head.

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I was wondering what are the signs of internal bleeding?

I was wondering what are the signs of internal bleeding?

Bleeding: Signs are usually from the site where the trauma or bleeding is located and can be abdominal pain or swelling or feeling light-headed, dizziness, or fainting, external bruising called ecchymosis or headache if the bleeding is inside the head.

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I have internal bleeding and I don't know what medication to take?

I have internal bleeding and I don't know what medication to take?

More information: To get an answer, there is a lot more information that is needed, in addition to a medical exam.

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Is there a connection between my internal bleeding and the fact that I'm a marathon runner?

Confusing: Internal bleeding is very serious and usually requires hospitalization and urgent surgery. Being a marathon runner is not related.

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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?

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?

Shouldn't matter: Slowly stretching your torso shouldn't put you at risk for internal bleeding. This is usually something that happens after a sharp blow to the trunk. Anything however is possible. I keep it in perspective, winning the lottery is also possible. Hope this helps!

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes head internal bleeding?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes head internal bleeding?

Bleeding: There are many causes including spontaneous with or without anti-coagulation, trauma, ruptured aneurysm, avm, etc.

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Swallowed something that felt sharp. Could it cause internal bleeding? What should I do?

Swallowed something that felt sharp. Could it cause internal bleeding? What should I do?

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.

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Hit head 3 days ago but I have no symtoms could I have internal bleeding? I heard u don't need symtoms

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.

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I think my boyfriend hit something inside when we were having intercourse. It hurt. Does that mean internal bleeding?

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.

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