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What should you know about internal bleeding?

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Internal bleeding is when you lose blood inside your body. It most often happens after an accident or other trauma. You’ll likely have obvious injuries that need emergency care. Internal bleeding also can happen after less serious trauma, or happen hours or days later. Some internal bleeding stops on its own. If not, of if the bleeding is severe, you may need surgery.

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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