Internal Bleeding (cont.)
Benjamin Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- What is internal bleeding?
- What causes internal bleeding?
- What are the signs and symptoms of internal bleeding?
- How is internal bleeding diagnosed?
- How is internal bleeding treated?
- What are the complications of internal bleeding?
- Internal Bleeding At A Glance
Internal Bleeding At A Glance
- Internal bleeding may occur in many areas of the body and may cause
significant local pain. If enough bleeding occurs, signs of shock may be
- Bleeding is a recognized complication of anti-coagulation medications
aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), warfarin (Warfarin), and heparin. The benefits of these medications
need to be balanced against the risk of bleeding.
- Bleeding is never normal in pregnancy.
- If internal bleeding is suspected, it is important to seek medical care.
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