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If I taste iron in my mouth, should I be concerned that I have some internal bleeding?

If I taste iron in my mouth, should I be concerned that I have some internal bleeding?

No: A metallic taste in the mouth can be due to prenatal vitamins, other medicines, upper respiratory infections, mouth or dental infections, vitamin deficiencies, or toxic substances. It is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. You need not worry about internal bleeding. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How long do I recover after internal bleeding? It's been 10 weeks now (got7, 3 hgb back then)and I still got anemia (12.6hgb). Iron is101. I feel ok.

How long do I recover after internal bleeding? It's been 10 weeks now (got7, 3 hgb back then)and I still got anemia (12.6hgb). Iron is101. I feel ok.

Unusual for: Young men to have "internal bleed". Root cause need to be solved (ulcer, polyp, erosive esophagitis, mallory-weiss tear). Going from HGB of 7.3 to 12.6 is quite a great leap. Your iron is fine. It takes time, and many do very well at 12.6. If it remains as low in 6 months, call back. It takes 3 months to re-cycle your blood cell component volume. Your oxygen needs will limit the natural stimulu. ...Read more

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If my hemoglobin (12.6) and hematorcrit (38.3%) are low but my iron is ok (101) does it mean that anemia doesn't comes from internal bleeding?

If my hemoglobin (12.6) and hematorcrit (38.3%) are low but my iron is ok (101) does it mean that anemia doesn't comes from internal bleeding?

No: You are most likely "hemo-diluted." the blood volume expands and contracts depending on gains and loss. In the desert, one becomes volume contracted (hemoconcentrated), while over ingesting liquids or IV fluids, hemodiluted. If the absolute fe (iron) storage is normal, you're not anemic. ...Read more

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Would internal bleeding episode affect iron significantly? Had some petechiae in my legs. But an iron of 20 still seems crazy. They never repeated test

Would internal bleeding episode affect iron significantly? Had some petechiae in my legs. But an iron of 20 still seems crazy. They never repeated test

Check with doctor: Low iron in a young man suggests blood loss - bleeding, donation, accident/injury. Stomach, intestine, rectum is a common source. Might be serious. Follow up is needed. Don't just take iron, find out why it is low. ...Read more

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How long does it take for internal bleeding to start after someone overdoses on iron pills?

How long does it take for internal bleeding to start after someone overdoses on iron pills?

Get help fast!: Initial symptoms of fe toxicity include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, & gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Left untreated, shock, coma & death then occur. Within 12-48 hrs after toxicity develops, a child who appears to have recovered may experience severe GI bleeding, lethargy, liver damage, heart failure & coma. Even 3-6 wks after the initial event, GI obstruction & additional liver damage can occur. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden loss of 2 pints of blood/ no internal bleeding not bloody stool receives iron infusions every 2/3 mos. Just had last week?

What causes a sudden loss of 2 pints of blood/ no internal bleeding not bloody stool receives iron infusions every 2/3 mos. Just had last week?

Bleeding somewhere: You need an upper and lower endoscopy to completely rule out bleeding. If none, a capsule endoscopy needs to be considered to evaluate small bowel. Sometimes is not easy to see blood in the stool. Negative blood in the stool does not rule out GI bleeding. I am still concerned about possibility of GI bleeding. Bleeding /oozing from an avm (arteriovenous malformation) is quite common. Get checked. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a shelf and now there is a bump on my forehead. Should I be worried about internal bleeding?

I hit my head on a shelf and now there is a bump on my forehead. Should I be worried about internal bleeding?

Unlikely: It would be unlikely. A bump is different from a fall. You would also have increasing headache, vomiting and confusion. Apply a cool compress and use Tylenol (acetaminophen) 650mg every 6 hours as required for pain. Follow up for any worrisome symptoms. All the best. ...Read more

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My father (65 years) slipped in the toilet 8 hours back & cut his head (an inch).do I need to take him to doctor for any scan to check internal bleeding

My father (65 years) slipped in the toilet 8 hours back & cut his head (an inch).do I need to take him to doctor for any scan to check internal bleeding

Slip: There are two issues. Did he fall because of simple slip or did he fall because of dizziness while on the toilet? And second, did he lose consciousness when he hit his head? I would take him to an ER for a check of his head and his heart. Also, what is his blood sugar? ...Read more

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How to know if you have internal bleeding to the head!?

How to know if you have internal bleeding to the head!?

Mental status change: You want to know if internal bleeding in head. You will have headaches or mental status changes. If you bleed in your head it occurs following trauma and that should be evaluated in the ed. If you have a bleed from an aneurysm you may have mental status changes. An imaging study such as a ct scan will show bleeding. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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 to know if you have internal bleeding, particularly on your head?

How to know if you have internal bleeding, particularly on your head?

PAIN AND DIZZINESS: An intracranial bleed would cause pain and headache, dizziness, fainting, and/or visual difficulties. Intraabdominal bleed would cause abdominal pain and distention, and could be associated with sweating, dizziness, or fainting. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a light hit on the head make you have internal bleeding?

Doubtful: Unless the person in question is taking some form of blood thinner it is extremely unlikely. If the "tap" as you call it did not cause a loss of consciousness it is even less likely. If some form of focal neurologic symptom exists, weakness, numbness/tingling in one limb, you should see a doctor to have that checked. ...Read more

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My friend hit my head really hard and hit it several times can this cause internal bleeding???

My friend hit my head really hard and hit it several times can this cause internal bleeding???

Head injury: Any head injury has the potential for serious complications, including bleeding around the brain. Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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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. ...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

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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If I got hit by keys to my head can it cause brain damage or internal bleeding or problems later I have laceration on right side of my head one staple?

Probably not, but..: Jelly,
given the information provided, unless it was a really large cluster of keys (heavy) or fell from a great distance, it shouldn't be enough to cause brain damage or internal bleeding. If you have persistent severe headaches, cognitive issues or just are worried I would discuss with your primary doctor whether an MRI or a neurology referral would make sense. ...Read more

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I suffered concussion and CT scan didn't reveal any internal bleeding or swelling. I however have a constant mild pain in my head. What could it be?

I suffered concussion and CT scan didn't reveal any internal bleeding or swelling. I however have a constant mild pain in my head. What could it be?

Post-traumatic: Headaches following head trauma are relatively common and most resolve over a few weeks. Sounds like yours is proceeding according to the usual expected recovery. ...Read more

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On Warfarin - fell and hit head and side. Dr said no internal bleeding - just strained muscle. Can this influence INR as next test not for six weeks?

On Warfarin - fell and hit head and side. Dr said no internal bleeding - just strained muscle. Can this influence INR as next test not for six weeks?

Injury by itself: With all other things being stable, should not affect your INR. If you change your diet or take new medication to treat eht injury, this might affect the INR> ...Read more

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Knocked into stone column then fell to ground. Caused laceration on back of head, 3 staples. Is an X-ray sufficient to rule out internal bleeding?

Knocked into stone column then fell to ground. Caused laceration on back of head, 3 staples. Is an X-ray sufficient to rule out internal bleeding?

No: X-rays only show the bones. If you did not lose consciousness and your neurological exam was normal then a CT scan is not necessarily needed. If you develop worse headaches, vomiting, dizziness or numbness then go back to the ER ...Read more

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Last week I just had my medical and it shows low in iron, the doctor prescribe me a fero tab. And she was asking me if I have some bleeding or what. I've just remember, whenever I brush my teeth it bleeds even though I've bought a very soft brush. So wach

Last week I just had my medical and it shows low in iron, the doctor prescribe me a fero tab. And she was asking me if I have some bleeding or what. I've just remember, whenever I brush my teeth it bleeds even though I've bought a very soft brush. So wach

Anemia: Iron deficiency anemia is very common with people who don't indulge in greens in their diet and/or blood loss. Blood loss causing iron deficiency anemia--- is from menses. Gum bleeds usually don't cause this. However, you need a good hematologist to figure out why gum bleeds despite soft brush? Also a periodontist should be helpful. ...Read more

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I fell and hit my head againt an iron radiator 14-16 hours ago. It did bleed a little but stopped after I iced it. Should I go to the hospital?

I fell and hit my head againt an iron radiator 14-16 hours ago. It did bleed a little but stopped after I iced it. Should I go to the hospital?

Head trauma: If you do not have any other problem or symptoms, then do not go to hospital ER. Keep close track of yourselve and have others helping you to be sure you remain OK. Let your doctor know. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have internal bleeding on my nail and it seems to be spreading. What do I do?

I have internal bleeding on my nail and it seems to be spreading. What do I do?

First aid for nail: Put your finger in ice water or put pressure on it for 10 minutes. If more the 50% is filled with blood, you may need to see an urgent care doc to have a simple procedure to have the nail pierced and to let the blood out for immediate pain relief. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is internal bleeding in testicles bad?

I'm not sure but is internal bleeding in testicles bad?

Yes it is: If they are swollen then it should be checked out promptly y a physician. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can ulcers rupture and cause internal bleeding?

Yes: Bleeding duodenal ulcers are caused by the ulcer eroding through the back wall into the gastroduodenal artery. Perforations in the front part of the duodenum or stomach usually cause free air with intense pain, but usually do not bleed significantly. ...Read more

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Wound in leg tip of knife went in 3/4 inch bleeding stopped should I be worried about internal bleeding or clots? It hearts

Wound in leg tip of knife went in 3/4 inch bleeding stopped should I be worried about internal bleeding or clots? It hearts

You: You may need to have a tetanus shot if your immunization is not up-to-date. However, if knife did not nick a deep vessel, internal bleeding is unlikely and deep clots are even more remote. If you have any doubt, you should go to your nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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I drank way too much and puked a purple black vomit, it was saturday night and I'm still standing. Is this internal bleeding?

I drank way too much and puked a purple black vomit, it was saturday night and I'm still standing. Is this internal bleeding?

It could be: Drinking alcohol excessively can irritate the lining of your stomach, causing gastritis. If severe, it can bleed. If you've been drinking like this for a long time, you can have enlarged blood vessels in your esophagus which can also bleed -- and which could be "puked." please see your physician about this bleeding, and also take a look at your drinking habits. ...Read more

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I am anemic and my hemoglobin is 100 g/l. I have no internal bleeding and my ferritin and B12 are good. Should I be concerned?

I am anemic and my hemoglobin is 100 g/l. I have no internal bleeding and my ferritin and B12 are good. Should I be concerned?

Not right now.: As it stands now, your hemoglobin count shouldn't be a symptomatic concern, but it's low and a reason should be elucidated. There may be a quite simple answer, but a name should be given to why you're anemic. ...Read more

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I was hit in the chest by a recliner chair. I now have chest pain and taste blood. Should I be concerned with internal bleeding?

I was hit in the chest by a recliner chair. I now have chest pain and taste blood. Should I be concerned with internal bleeding?

Yes: You should be concerned about why you are having these symptoms, not only because of the recent trauma but for other reasons too. I would recommend going to the ER. ...Read more

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I found a very small piece of glass in my 2 yo stool today. I'm so scared. How long until I would see internal bleeding so. Would they be obvious?

I found a very small piece of glass in my 2 yo stool today. I'm so scared. How long until I would see internal bleeding so. Would they be obvious?

Glass and youths: Why would you be watching the stool for this? How did a child swallow glass?

If glass is causing bleeding you would know right away. If the child is acting normal it sounds like there is nothing to be worried about. ...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


Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more