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Is Penetrating Abdominal Trauma From Knife
Internal Injuries: We differentiate abdominal injuries secondary to penetrating trauma (gun shot-, knife wounds) vs. Blunt trauma (car crashes, falls). The former almost-always requires immediate surgery whereas the latter tends to cause injuries to solid organs (liver, spleen, kidney, etc) and may often be treated non-surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Internal bleeding is a common cause of shock. Depending on exactly what was injured, shock could occur within 5 to 10 minutes, and would certainly be evident within 30 minutes. Symptoms would be increasing abdominal pain, fast weak pulse, sweating, shortness of breath, confusion or loss of consciousness, or agitation. Alcohol or drugs could block some of the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly variable: Would need more specifics, as abdominal trauma can affect many organs. Spleen injury, liver injury, pancreas injury, aorta injury, major vein injury, kidney injury, intestinal injury, etc. Depends on if trauma came from a car accident, knife, or gun shot injury. Some injuries can be quite minor and some can be life threatening. ...Read more
Usually minor: Airbag deployment can cause injury, but it's usually minor. The risk for serious injury increases when the person is too close to the airbag module when it deploys. The national highway traffic safety administration recommends drivers sit at least 10 inches behind the center of the steering wheel & children under 12 be properly restrained in a rear seat. http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/airbag. ...Read more
Could you walk around with abdominal trauma and internal organ injury without knowing? The question is whether all the involved parts can sense pain.
Trauma: Delayed diagnosis and missed injury with trauma is what drives the current care. Trauma systems perform primary then secondary then close monitoring and follow up to specifically catch missed and delayed presentations of injuries. Your internal organs do NOT have the same nerve sensation as your skin. Organs have pressure sensors and more rudimentary pain fibers. Be well. ...Read more
Could a rough ultrasound tech caused the placental abruption? How hard does the abdominal trauma have to be?
What causes Phlebolith Calcification? I was in a car accident 2 years ago with abdominal trauma caused by my safety belt. Could that be the cause?
Idiopathic: No one knows the cause, but they are not clinically significant. MVA not the cause ...Read more
ER STAT: If the trauma was significant [adult assumption] and there was nothing found in er or if no er was visited, now's the time to go or go back as this is a new complaint. ...Read more
Does anybody know anything about blunt abdominal trauma with upper chests pressure, digestion problems?
Blunt trauma: Blunt trauma is notorious for delayed diagnosis. Meaning initially the patient looks fine, the er tests are negative and the patient is okay. Persistent pain, like you describe should be evaluated. Okay to check in with your doc. A ct scan abd, chest, pelvis will help with finding fluid collections, bone fractures, other diagnosis originally not made. Take friend with you. Be well. ...Read more
Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more
Go To the Hospital: The risk of abdominal bleeding after blunt force trauma is too high to mess with. I would put the smart phone away and get to the emergency room. ...Read more
Pain in left testicle. Feels like being pulled into abdomen. No previous trauma so what could it be?
Testis pain: Most cases of pain in the testicle will resolve on their own. I would see your primary care doctor to make sure you don't have an infection first. A scrotal ultrasound may also be helpful. I would advise that if your symptoms persist longer than three months, you should probably see an urologist. ...Read more
I pressed pretty hard on my abdominal area near spleen. It was not blunt trauma. Now my side is hurting after few days. should I worry?
If...: If this was not blunt trauma just significant pressure you might had strain the abdominal wall muscles that cover your internal organs.It would be good to know how the injury happened but if it was done just by pressing with your own hands should not be a major problem. Ice the area and if not allergic take OTC analgesics. However, if pain is a lot worse go to the urgent care for evaluation ASAP. ...Read more
Hello, I just recently started having a mainly persistent achy pain with intermittent sharp pain in my abdomen region. From lower left to lower right at about the waist line. It was suddenly onset. No acute trauma. I am just curious as to what it could po
Variety of causes: It might be relates to lower abdominal and groin muscles caused by lifting, pulling, pushing, twisting by over using, misusing, or abusing your muscles beyond your tolerance and limits. Need to consider hernias or groin strains as well. Also you have to look into issues related to urinary tract system or intestinal issues such as acute inflammatory processes. Consider seeing a doctor right away. ...Read more
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