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Internal Bleeding (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding may occur in a variety of ways depending upon where the bleeding occurs and under what circumstances. Situations in which one should seek medical care include individuals who:

  • appear cool, clammy, sweaty, and are confused;
  • have signs of a stroke, including confusion, lethargy, loss of vision, change in speech, facial droop, or weakness of one side of the body;
  • are vomiting blood or bleeding from the rectum (rectal bleeding is not normal and could signal the potential of significant blood loss); or
  • have blood in the urine.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/5/2015

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