Internal Bleeding Topic Guide
Internal Bleeding: Internal bleeding may be caused by trauma, medications, or insufficient clotting factors. Symptoms of internal bleeding may be pain, referred pain, change in stool color, blood in the urine, or change in vision or mental function. Treatment of internal bleeding depends on the cause.
Sepsis Sepsis is a blood infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Immunocompromised individuals, very young babies, and the elderly are most at risk for developing sepsis. Symptoms and signs include chills, shaking, fever, rapid heartbeat, confusion, rash, and joint pain. Treatment depends upon the severity of the infection and may involve the patient being placed on oxygen and given IV antibiotics and saline.