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Internal bleeding is possible after car crashes

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

People who are involved in a motor vehicle wreck need to ensure they don’t have any injuries. There are some that might be hidden initially but then show up later. Internal bleeding is one of these. 

Internal bleeding can come from various causes. The trauma the body receives in a car wreck can cause damage to the organs. This is one of the primary causes of internal bleeding after a wreck. 

What are the signs of internal bleeding?

It’s sometimes difficult to determine if you have internal bleeding based on symptoms only because the symptoms sometimes mimic other conditions. Some of the more common symptoms of internal bleeding include:

  • Dizziness
  • Bruising near the site of the bleed
  • Severe pain in the head, abdomen, or chest
  • Numbness or tingling in the body
  • Vomiting or diarrhea, sometimes it’s bloody or tar-like
  • Shortness of breath
  • Low blood pressure
  • Passing out
  • Vision changes
  • Difficulty with balance or coordination
  • Trouble communicating
  • Bleeding from the ears or nose

Internal bleeding is a medical emergency that might require surgery. When you go to the emergency room, the doctor may do imaging scans to see if they can determine the root cause of the bleeding. This can help them to come up with a treatment plan without having to do exploratory surgery. 

Anyone who suffers an injury in a car wreck may opt to pursue a claim for compensation. This can help them to recover some of the damages they’re dealing with due to the crash. You only have a short time to do this after the wreck, so don’t waste time getting started.

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