Some symptoms of internal bleeding are specific to certain areas of the body. Internal bleeding in the head can lead to headaches, difficulty swallowing, and changes in vision. It can also affect balance and coordination, and cause confusion. If there is internal bleeding in the abdomen, a person may experience bruising around their torso. Key signs of abdominal internal bleeding are dark or bloody stools. Rarely, blood may flow from a cavity such as the ears, nose, or mouth. Internal bleeding in the joints and muscles will typically cause swelling and pain.
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