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What are the symptoms of internal bleeding because of trauma?

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Most internal bleeding happens after car crashes or other serious accidents. So it’s clear that you’re injured. But sometimes it can be less obvious. Symptoms of internal bleeding depends on the location of the injury:

  • Bleeding in your liver or spleen can cause belly pain or swelling.
  • If you lose enough blood internally anywhere in the body, it can make you lightheaded, dizzy, or faint.
  • Bleeding into the skin and soft tissues can leave a deep purple skin.
  • Fractured thigh bone can make your leg hurt, swell, or feel tight.
  • Bleeding in the brain can cause headache, seizures, or pass you pass out.

From: Internal Bleeding Due to Trauma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cameron, J. 10th edition, Churchill Livingstone, 2011. Current Surgical Therapy,

Diercks, D. , 2011. Annals of Emergency Medicine

Browner, B. 4th edition, W.B. Saunders, 2008. Skeletal Trauma,

American Heart Association. 

 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 23, 2017

SOURCES:

Cameron, J. 10th edition, Churchill Livingstone, 2011. Current Surgical Therapy,

Diercks, D. , 2011. Annals of Emergency Medicine

Browner, B. 4th edition, W.B. Saunders, 2008. Skeletal Trauma,

American Heart Association. 

 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 23, 2017

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