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Cuts or Lacerations (cont.)

Cuts or Lacerations Symptoms

  • Although it can be obscured by blood, a cut is one of the easiest medical conditions to diagnose.
  • A deep cut, may reveal underlying tissues such as fat, tendon, muscle, or bone.
  • Some people faint at the sight of their own blood (this is a neurological reaction in which a reflex slowing of the heart causes a low blood pressure called vasovagal syncope). Physicians need to distinguish this common faint from people who pass out from loss of blood (hemorrhagic shock).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/28/2014

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