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Hemorrhage (Bleeding) Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
Last updated on February 19th, 2017 at 09:55 am
What Is Hemorrhage?
Hemorrhage is an escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel. This condition has to do with excessive internal or external bleeding.
Types Of Wounds That Can Lead To Hemorrhage
Contusion (a bruise) – A region of an injured skin (tissue) where blood capillaries are ruptured.
Puncture – A wound made by a sharp object or it is to pierce with a pointy object (similar to a tire puncture).
Graze – A slight injury where the skin is scraped. Rubbing your skin against something rough will cause this.
Laceration – A serious cut or tear on skin or flesh.
Incision – A surgical cut made on skin or flesh.
Types Of Hemorrhage
Hemoptysis is the coughing up of blood (from the lungs) due to minor infection or a life threatening condition.
Hematemesis is when a person vomits blood caused by internal bleeding.
Postoperative is likely to happen after a surgical operation (more like an after-effect) .
Postpartum will occur after child birth.
Capillary bleeding is the oozing of blood from blood vessels.
Venous bleeding is a continuous flow of dark red blood from the veins.
Arterial bleeding is blood flow originating in an artery.
Possible Signs and Symptoms of Hemorrhage
– A fast but weaker pulse.
– Patient Feeling Weak, feeling restless, dizzy and talkative, having a blurred vision.
– Patient having air hunger.
– Light color (Pale) of face and lips.
– Shallow and Rapid breathing
How To Treat A Person Experiencing Hemorrhage
A few scans should be conducted to determine the cause of the bleeding and to locate the bleeding part(s). You should also wear gloves when treating a person suffering from hemorrhage and Don’t forget to use a pressure bandage and pad to apply direct pressure. If you suspect internal bleeding, contact the emergency services as soon as possible (Immediately!)
Don’t forget that blood loss is very serious and can cause a body to go into shock due to less fluid that will keep one’s blood circulating.