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Ear bleeding

There are various causes of ear bleeding where some can be disturbing. If an individual experiences bleeding from his/her ear, a doctor must be seen. What are the common causes of ear bleeding? Various conditions or ear injuries can result to bleeding. Torn or ruptured eardrum A tear in the eardrum might result to ear […]

Black eye

A black eye is a contusion surrounding the eye along with discoloration and swelling. It is generally brought about by direct force to the face or eye. The injury can be minor or serious which is based on the intensity of the cause. What are the causes? Head injuries Blunt injury or trauma to the […]

Bleeding brain: What are the signs?

A bleeding brain is considered as a medical emergency after sustaining any form of head trauma or stroke. The bleeding can occur inside the brain (intracranial) or on the exterior regions (subarachnoid). Oftentimes, the blood vessels in the brain might spontaneously rupture (cerebral) which can be life-threatening. What are the immediate signs? An intracerebral hemorrhage […]

Close look on a deep heel bruise

A deep heel bruise occurs from the deterioration of the microscopic calcium fibers. These fibers are essentially interlinked to allow the formation of bones. If a region of the fibers is impaired, a deep heel bruise forms. The injury develops once the outermost layer of the heel bone endures miniature breaks. Take note that these […]

Lung puncture: What are the signs?

A lung puncture can develop if the chest is subjected to significant trauma such as a knife wound or rib fracture. These injuries can cause the air to abnormally buildup around the lungs. Once this occurs, the lungs could not expand normally which results to significant difficulty in breathing. If the individual suspects a lung […]

Overview on subarachnoid hemorrhage

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is an uncommon form of stroke brought about by bleeding on the brain surface. This is considered as a serious condition that can be deadly. What are the potential causes of subarachnoid hemorrhage? In most cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage, a ruptured brain aneurysm is the cause. A brain aneurysm is a protrusion in […]

What are bleeding esophageal varices?

Bleeding esophageal varices develop if swollen veins in the lower esophagus ruptures and bleeds. The esophagus is a muscular tube connecting the mouth to the stomach. The veins in the lower esophagus positioned near the stomach become inflamed if the blood flow to the liver is diminished. This might be due to scar tissue or […]

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a group of hereditary blood ailments where blood does not properly clot. The bleeding disorders are due to defects in the blood vessels, coagulation mechanism or the blood platelets. An individual is likely to bleed spontaneously or for a longer period than a healthy individual after surgery or injury. What are the indications […]

Intracerebral hematoma

Intracerebral hematoma occurs if one or several blood vessels in the brain rupture, typically brought about by head injuries. Remember that this is a medical emergency that can lead to death, thus all cases of head injuries require careful assessment. What are the indications? Intense headache Dizziness Nausea Confusion Loss of consciousness Loss of sensation […]