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Recognizing the signs of internal bleeding 

On Behalf of | May 13, 2024 | Car Accidents

Road traffic collisions can result in very serious injuries. Many of these injuries can be obvious, such as lacerations that bleed heavily and compound fractures. Nonetheless, some injuries can be more hidden, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t serious and potentially life-threatening. 

One thing to look out for after a car accident is internal bleeding. What are some of the most common signs? 

Internal bleeding on the brain

Head injuries don’t always show on the outside. But, just because someone doesn’t have cuts or bruises on their head, that doesn’t mean the brain has not been damaged. Bleeding on the brain can occur profusely internally.

Some of the signs of internal brain bleeds to look out for include: 

  • Severe headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Balance issues
  • Difficulty speaking, reading, writing or hearing
  • Trouble chewing and swallowing 

Essentially, if you feel different at all after a crash then an internal brain bleed is a possibility. Scans can help to diagnose this quickly, increasing the chances of a successful recovery. That’s why it’s so important to seek immediate medical attention after a crash. 

Internal bleeding in the organs 

Internal bleeding can also occur in any of the major organs located in the chest area and abdomen. Common signs to watch out for include: 

  • Sharp stomach pains
  • Nausea
  • Tenderness when touching certain areas 
  • Bleeding from the nose and other areas 
  • Breathing troubles
  • Dizziness

Internal bleeding has the potential to be fatal if not treated quickly. If you were injured in a crash that someone else caused, seeking legal guidance will help you uncover whether or not personal injury compensation is a possibility.