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Table 2 Common causes of hemorrhagic shock

From: Clinical review: Hemorrhagic shock

Cause Examples (where applicable)
Antithrombotic therapy  
Coagulopathies  
Gastrointestinal bleeding Esophageal varices
  Esophagogastric mucosal tear (Mallory–Weiss)
  Gastritis
  Gastric and duodenal ulcerations
  Gastric and esophageal cancer
  Colon cancer
  Colonic diverticula
Obstetric/gynecologic Placenta previa
  Abruptio placentae
  Ruptured ectopic pregnancy
  Ruptured ovarian cyst
Pulmonary Pulmonary embolus
  Lung cancer
  Cavitary lung disease: tuberculosis, aspergillosis
  Goodpasture's syndrome
Ruptured aneurysms  
Retroperitoneal bleeding  
Trauma Lacerations
  Penetrating wounds to the abdomen and chest
  Ruptured major vessels