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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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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.

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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.

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Symptoms of internal bleeding gallbladder ?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the earliest symptoms of internal eye bleeding?

What are the earliest symptoms of internal eye bleeding?

You may see a veil: of red, pink or floaters that block your vision. Also, if you have a family history of hypertension or diabetes, then you must see an eye doctor and have baseline evaluation of your retina to make sure you don't have microscopic bleeds occurring. It will not be painful, unless it's blocking the aqueous humor draining, in which your intraocular pressure could be high.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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