If you have been involved in a high-impact event, internal bleeding will be one of the most (if not the most) serious potential injuries. Internal bleeding is, as the name implies, bleeding that occurs within your body.
If left untreated, this type of injury has the potential to do irreparable and life-altering damage to your body. In some extreme cases, it may even lead to death.
The worst part? Unlike other injuries—like a cut or tear on the body—internal bleeding is very difficult to see or diagnose without a thorough physical examination. See the illustration accompanying this article for some warning signs.
Causes of Internal Bleeding
Internal bleeding typically occurs when a vein or artery is ruptured either by sheer force or a blunt object. For example, if you crash your car at high speed and hit your head on the steering wheel, the force of the hit can cause head trauma with internal bleeding (intracranial hemorrhage).
Symptoms of Internal Bleeding
Internal bleeding that is not severe often leads to bumps and bruises, which, for the most part, are not cause for concern. More severe cases, on the other hand, may result in:
- Shortness of breath
- Decreased blood pressure
- Bloody excrement
- Loss of motion
- Weakness or fatigue
Treatment for Internal Bleeding
Any of these symptoms may reveal a larger, more serious problem if they get worse and should be followed by immediate medical attention. To prevent or correct an unsafe drop in blood pressure, IV fluids and blood transfusions may be given to you.
In case internal bleeding is slower, you may be kept under observation at the emergency center until the bleeding stops on its own.
If the bleeding is severe, urgent surgery may be required to repair the injury.
Call a Personal Injury Attorney to Pursue Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have been involved in a car crash in Dallas or Fort Worth and suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, you need to seek immediate medical attention and get in touch with a Texas personal injury attorney when your injuries allow.
Our attorneys at Samples Ames PLLC will properly review your specific case and help you hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries so that you get the compensation you deserve for the emotional, physical, and economic damages you endured.
Contact us today for a free case review. You can reach us by phone or text at 469-466-2600 or email at [email protected].
* Illustration Credit to JR Bee of Verywell