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What would be the most common causes/symptoms of internal bleeding?

What would be the most common causes/symptoms of 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. ...Read more

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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Symptoms of internal bleeding gallbladder?

Symptoms of internal bleeding gallbladder?

Not sure..: I understand? Gallbladder conditions do not cause internal bleeding. Bleeding after gallbladder surgery is quite uncommon. Internal bleeding & gallbladder are not related. ...Read more

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Can internal bleeding be a symptom of bladder disease?

Can internal bleeding be a symptom of bladder disease?

Hematuria: Blood in urine can be a symptom of bladder or kidney disease. If this is what u mean by internal bleeding. Bladder causes of blood in urine can be;- infection/cystitis, bladder tumor, bladder stone & interstitial cystitis. Majority of non-smoking patients with blood in urine from bladder causes do not have a serious medical problem. However u should seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Can internal bleeding the head necessarily have symptoms?

Can internal bleeding the head necessarily have symptoms?

No.: Chronic subdural hematoma is sometimes undetected for weeks. But in most acute conditions, there are symptoms of headache, loss of consciousness, nausea/vomiting, coma. ...Read more

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How long after possible ingestion of a sharp object that caused internal bleeding would you see symptoms? What would they be?

Consult a doctor: If you have swallowed a sharp object it could cause bleeding anywhere along your GI tract, from mouth to anus. This is a potentially serious event that should be evaluated and monitored properly. I would either consult your personal physician immediately or present yourself to an emergency room or both. Please seek proper medical attention. This is not the place. ...Read more

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I hit my right abdomen with the car door. What are he signs and symptoms of internal bleeding???

I hit my right abdomen with the car door. What are he signs and symptoms of internal bleeding???

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

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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?

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?

Live your life: Take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) for your aches and pains but go about your life. Your mother is correct, any significant issue would have shown up by now. ...Read more

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What can be the symptoms of internal bleeding?

What can be the symptoms of internal bleeding?

None: Depends on how fast and ability to compensate. May have no symptoms. Have a blood test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms or internal bleeding in the arm?

What are the symptoms or internal bleeding in the arm?

Bleeding: Internal bleeding in the extremities can present with bruising, mass, pain, or firmness. It really depends on the speed, depth, and severity of hemorrhage. ...Read more

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How does asprin cause internal bleeding? Would there not be warning signs/symptoms before it was serious?

How does asprin cause internal bleeding? Would there not be warning signs/symptoms before it was serious?

Thins the blood: Aspirin interferes with the ability your blood to clot. It does this by interfering with the ability of your platelets to clot. The platelets are little cell like structures that help the blood clot. If their efficacy is interfered with they will not clot and bleeding occurs. It can also irritate the lining of the stomach and intestines which can also cause ulcers and bleeding. ...Read more

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How hard does a blow to the abdomen have to be to cause internal bleeding? How many hours before symptoms arise?

How hard does a blow to the abdomen have to be to cause internal bleeding? How many hours before symptoms arise?

It depends: Any abdominal trauma has the potential to injure your spleen or other viscera, and cause internal bleeding. That said, it generally takes a great deal of force to cause internal bleeding, such as from a car wreck or serious altercation. However, if you have a condition that gives you splenomegaly, it is much easier to be injured. This is a common problem with infectious mononucleosis. ...Read more

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After a heart cath, can I develop internal bleeding? And if so what symptoms would I likely have?

After a heart cath, can I develop internal bleeding? And if so what symptoms would I likely have?

Yes: If a heart cath. Was done through the femoral artery ("groin access"), the catheter is inserted very close to the abdominal cavity. If there is bleeding from the cath site, it may bleed into the abdomen/pelvis.
This may result in back/abdominal pain, lightheadedness/dizziness from blood loss, and/or fast heart rate.
If this is a concern, it requires prompt evaluation in your emergency dept. ...Read more

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How to stop internal bleeding other than surgery?

How to stop internal bleeding other than surgery?

Why risk life vs OR?: All methods are procedures: endoscopy might access some sources; interventional radiology and angiography might reach others. If bleeding internally, surgical access and resolution are most common approach--except in limited situations with solid organs (liver / spleen) after some traumas that are watched very closely for cessation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a surgery for internal bleeding?

Depends: It depends on what is the cause of the internal bleeding. ...Read more

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What percentage of ppl with UC get surgery? What are the odds for the person who has mild left sided colitis. I have no symptoms, no bleeding, off meds

What percentage of ppl with UC get surgery? What are the odds for the person who has mild left sided colitis. I have no symptoms, no bleeding, off meds

25-40%: Most diseases can vary in their course to a greater or lesser extent. Medicines help some better than others. Surgery in ulcerative colitiis pt's occurs in 24-40% according to this great page by the Surgery Division at UCSF:
http://colorectal. Surgery. Ucsf. Edu/conditions--procedures/ulcerative-colitis. Aspx ...Read more

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Could bright rectal bleeding be a symptom of chronic appendicites in a 21yo? Gone after surgery

Could bright rectal bleeding be a symptom of chronic appendicites in a 21yo? Gone after surgery

Probably not: Recovery from any surgery is variable with ups and downs. Resolution of bright red rectal bleeding is likely a coincidence as well as a benefit. If bleeding recurs, get an evaluation with your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it possible an ovarian cyst can cause a false negative on a hpt ten years ago I had horrible cysts 2 ruptured and I had emergency surgery to stop internal bleeding. I am now 7 days late

Is it possible an ovarian cyst can cause a false negative on a hpt ten years ago I had horrible cysts 2 ruptured and I had emergency surgery to stop internal bleeding. I am now 7 days late

An: An ovarian cyst should not cause a false negative on a hpt, however there are other causes. These includs:
testing too early
error when performing the test
not reading the result when directed, i.e. Waiting too long to read the result
my advice would be to repeat the test if your period does not start in another week or so, or you can have one done in your doctor's office sooner.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My 85 year old grandma has internal bleeding after knee replacement surgery. What can we do?

My 85 year old grandma has internal bleeding after knee replacement surgery. What can we do?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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