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How can I tell if someone is bleeding internally?

Signs of internal bleeding include:
  • Tender, swollen, bruised or hard areas of the body, such as the abdomen
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Skin that feels cool or moist, or looks pale or bluish
  • Vomiting blood or coughing up blood
  • Excessive thirst
  • An injured extremity that is blue or extremely pale
  • Altered mental state, such as the person becoming confused, faint, drowsy, or unconscious

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