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A serious wound from an internal or external injury can result in heavy bleeding. Serious bleeding often means that an artery, large vein, or blood vessel has been damaged. Without prompt treatment, heavy bleeding can lead to a serious loss of blood and infection.
You should call 911 for any type of heavy bleeding, or visit the nearest hospital emergency department. If you need to visit the ER for heavy bleeding in Central California, you can find care at these Dignity Health locations:
Dignity Health Central California provides quality treatment for severe injuries and wounds that cause serious bleeding, as part of our emergency services.
External and internal injuries may have different symptoms. If an injury is external, bleeding is easy to recognize. Internal heavy bleeding is not always clear, but may cause these symptoms:
If you or someone nearby is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 or seek emergency medical attention.
The primary reason for severe bleeding is trauma, often caused by things like:
If you are unable to get to an emergency room in the event of heavy bleeding, call 911 and follow these steps until help arrives:
Dignity Health Central California is a leader in emergency care. Visit a location near you for exceptional care when time matters most.
Dignity Health Central California offers care for heavy bleeding, including tests to confirm symptoms of internal bleeding, in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.