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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?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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