HEMORRHAGE

Hemorrhage (or bleeding) is a commonly used term to describe a massive blood loss, which can refer to blood loss inside the body (through vessels or organs inside the body) or outside the body (loss occurring through a wound or open orifice such as the mouth or rectum).

Bleeding is a common symptom that can be caused by a variety of conditions or incidents. They can include traumatic bleeding (through injury, depending on severity) or a medical condition (such as hemophilia, leukemia, liver disease and the like).

Signs and symptoms of bleeding include:

  • Anemia
  • Sudden fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Hematemesis or hematochezia (vomiting or excreting blood)

Bleeding may be treated by finding the source of the bleed and putting a stop to it either through medication or surgery.

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