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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more