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I was hit in the abdomen 2in below the center of my rib cage 48 hrs ago. How long would it be before symptoms of intwenal bleeding showed up?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Soon

Usually signs of internal bleeding would occur soon if not immediately.
However delayed bleeding may occur but usually within a day.

In brief: Soon

Usually signs of internal bleeding would occur soon if not immediately.
However delayed bleeding may occur but usually within a day.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Chad Morse
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 22 hrs ago; too late

Punched? This area is unlikely to cause massive internal bleeding.
If you have severe, internal pain, a ct scan would be needed to exclude pancreatic rupture, splenic rupture or liver laceration. Flex your stomach muscles and if the pain is present when tight and relaxed, it is likely from bruising of your abdominal wall. A car accident or significant fall would be more worrisome.

In brief: 22 hrs ago; too late

Punched? This area is unlikely to cause massive internal bleeding.
If you have severe, internal pain, a ct scan would be needed to exclude pancreatic rupture, splenic rupture or liver laceration. Flex your stomach muscles and if the pain is present when tight and relaxed, it is likely from bruising of your abdominal wall. A car accident or significant fall would be more worrisome.
Dr. Chad Morse
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