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Doctor insights on: What Is The Result Of Blood Count In Hypovolemic Shock

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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When you've lost a lot of blood and you go into hypovolemic shock, how are you treated in the hospital?

When you've lost a lot of blood and you go into hypovolemic shock, how are you treated in the hospital?

Hypovolemic shock: Hopefully you get an IV and rapid volume repletion with colloid and normal saline with transfusion of red blood cells if you've lost enough blood to be dangerously low on rbcs. When stabilized a diagnosis of the cause of the blood loss and treatment of that cause must be done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors treat hypovolemic shock?

Hypovolemic shock: The term means there is not enough blood volume to support normal perfusion. We infuse saline or other blood volume expanders. If the patient is very anemic at the same time, whole blood may be part of the fluid replacement. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemorrhagic and hypovolemic shock?

Bleeding/many causes: Hemorrhagic shock is from bleeding, usually due to a wound from trauma, which can have excessive fluid loss. Hypovolemic shock can have many causes, like not drinking, or dehydration from diarrhea, and also hemorrhage. This is usually less severe, but some examples of diarrhea can be excessive. Both can be seen on the same spectrum of shock or fluid loss with hemorrhagic more severe/urgent. ...Read more

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Why can hypovolemic shock lead to renal failure?

Why can hypovolemic shock lead to renal failure?

Shock: Hypovelemic shock can cause renal failure from either the body conserving free water due to severe dehydration and producing a low volume of highly concentrated urine or from a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the kidneys producing intrinsic kidney injury and renal failure. ...Read more

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How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock different?

How are hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock different?

Shock: Hemorrhagic shock occurs with a loss of blood and hypovolemic shock can occur with fluid losses, from diarrhea for example, without the loss of blood. Both have low BP and are caused by a volume deficit in the vascular system. Hypovolemic shock can be treated with IV fluids to increase the bp, while hemorrhagic shock needs to have blood transfused as well to increase the BP of the patient. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Hypovolemic Shock (Definition)

Hypovolemic shock is a condition where the body has lost too much fluid or blood in a short time frame. As a result, the heart is unable to pump enough blood to maintain the function of the organs. Symptoms include a rapid heartbeat, cold, clammy ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more