Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 6 months ago

Why does blood come out of the mouth when someone is shot or stabbed in the chest?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    because the lungs are punctured, and the person tries to cough out the blood

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    because if you have wounds in the lungs, you will try to cough out the blood

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  • 6 months ago

    This is one of those TV tropes that is chosen for its visual impact rather than portrayal of reality.

    If you think about it, if someone is shot or stabbed in the chest, why doesn't most of the blood just come out of the wound? Why does blood magically bypass it to fill upwards instead? And how does someone manage to whisper the name of the evil mastermind just before they die with lungs filled with blood?

    The kind of injuries you see on TV, where people are gurgling away through mouths filled with blood do not look like gunshot or stabbing victims in the emergency room. That sort of massive internal hemorrhaging is much more similar to the sorts of extensive trauma you see with higher speed vehicular collisions.

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  • 6 months ago

    Blood coming out of the mouth usually indicates that the lungs have been punctured.

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    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    A hemorrhage caused from the gunshot or knife that caused the blood to go to the mouth.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Damage to the lungs causes bleeding. The blood feeds upwards and into the mouth.

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