How can you tell if you have internal bleeding?
How would you know you have internal bleeding?
- Swelling, tightness, and pain in the leg can result from internal bleeding in the thigh. Most often, this is caused by a fracture of the thighbone. Headache, seizures, and loss of consciousness could be the result of internal bleeding in the brain. Any of these signs of internal bleeding after a trauma should be treated as a medical emergency.
How do you tell if someone is bleeding internally?
- Tender,swollen,bruised or hard areas of the body,such as the abdomen
- Rapid,weak pulse
- Skin that feels cool or moist,or looks pale or bluish
- Vomiting blood or coughing up blood
- Excessive thirst
- An injured extremity that is blue or extremely pale
- Altered mental state,such as the person becoming confused,faint,drowsy,or unconscious
What should you do if you have internal bleeding?
- Internal bleeding damages the body both from the loss of blood and from the pressure the misplaced blood puts on other organs and tissues. Treatment usually takes place in a hospital's emergency department. Intravenous fluids and blood transfusions may be given to prevent or correct an unsafe drop in blood pressure.
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