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Abuse: Signs of Abuse-Related Injuries - Forrest Health
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    Abuse: Signs of Abuse-Related Injuries

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    Most injuries are not caused by abuse. But bruises are often the first sign of possible abuse. Suspect physical abuse of a child or vulnerable adult when:

    • Any injury cannot be explained or does not match the explanation.
    • Repeated injuries occur.
    • Explanations change for how the injury happened.

    You may be able to prevent further injuries by reporting abuse. Seek help if:

    Credits

    Current as of: June 26, 2019

    Author: Healthwise Staff
    Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine
    Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine


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