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What is an abdominal injury?

An injury to the abdomen may be either open or closed.

Injuries to the abdomen can be very painful. Even with a closed wound, the rupture of an organ can cause serious internal bleeding, resulting in shock. It is especially difficult to determine if a person has an internal abdominal injury if he or she is unconscious.

Always suspect an abdominal injury in a person who has multiple injuries.

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