How do you control and stop bleeding

Treatment of internal bleeding

Heavy internal bleeding requires competent hemostasis and intensive medical care to keep the circulation stable, to secure breathing and to monitor the coagulation factors.


Bleeding occurs whenever a blood vessel is injured or diseased. If the origin of the bleeding is not visible from the outside, it is called internal bleeding. While lung bleeding can make itself felt through coughing up blood or shortness of breath, bursting varicose veins in the esophagus lead to gushing blood vomiting. Bleeding stomach or intestinal ulcers are more likely to be recognized by so-called tar stools. Intestinal bleeding and haemorrhoidal bleeding often impress with blood deposits during bowel movements. If the blood does not find any drainage to the outside, it accumulates in large body cavities or in the tissue.


However, since it is no longer available to the circulatory system to supply the organism, there is a risk of shock and death in the event of large blood losses. Symptoms of major blood loss are:

  • dizziness
  • paleness
  • cold sweat
  • Freezing or cold in your arms and legs
  • fast pulse
  • sudden drowsiness
  • little urine output
  • Stomach cramps
  • Clouding of consciousness, unconsciousness.

Intensive care therapy

The primary task - even before hemostasis - is to maintain vital functions. These include securing breathing, monitoring the cardiovascular system and, above all, giving fluids or blood substitutes to treat hypovolemic shock. In addition, the coagulation is optimized. The hemostasis itself takes place at the same time and with the involvement of colleagues from the respective departments of pulmonology, cardio-thoracic surgery, and gastroenterology