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Internal Bleeding

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Rachel K

on 11 September 2013

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Transcript of Internal Bleeding

Internal Bleeding
What is it?
When blood leaks from blood vessels or organs and stays within the body.
A very serious and fatal situation.
Harder to detect
First Aide
Triggering Situations
Body experiences violent trauma; damage to soft tissue and arteries.
Example: In a car accident when you are thrown around in the vehicle causing severe trauma to: head, abdomen, and limbs
Common areas of Internal Bleeding
Abdominal cavity
Chest cavity
Digestive tract
Tissues surrounding large bones
Someone may appear unharmed
If left untreated it can result in death
Often it is left discovered to late and has already done the damage or resulted in death.
Signs and Symptoms
The person may experience a state of shock
Shock symptoms
: Confusion, clammy skin, dizziness, low blood pressure, paleness, shortness of breath, and weakness.
When internal bleeding is present in the abdomen there may be swelling and pain
When it is present in the chest there may
be severe chest pain.
External Bleeding
External bleeding is a symptom
Blood appears in natural body openings
Including: blood in stool, urine, vomit, and
vaginal bleeding.
Skin Color Change
Occurs several days after the initial injury
Skin may be:
Black, blue, purple, or yellowish green
Regular bleeding can be treated
Unfortunately there is nothing that emergency responders can do to stop internal bleeding
All that can be done in an emergency situation is to contact medical help immediately.
The body can loose blood at an alarming rate.
When an individual is receiving the proper medical attention first the source of bleeding is founded and them efforts to reverse or stop damage are done.

Bulge or ballooning in the wall of an artery.
If it grows it can burst and cause internal bleeding.
If this happens in the brain it is known as a stroke.
AVM (Arteriovenenous Malformations)
Snarled tangle of the artery or veins
Interferes with blood circulation
Common in the brain
Internal bleeding is a big danger
Symptoms: Double vision, loss of vision, Headaches, Eye pain, Neck pain, and Stiff neck
Symptoms are that of a stroke.
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