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Strangulation happens when something wraps so tightly around your neck that it causes harm.
Injuries may include:
Your doctor can provide resources for getting help if your injury was caused by domestic abuse, depression, or other mental health issues.
It may not be safe to take home information like this handout if your injury was a result of domestic abuse. Some people ask a trusted friend to keep it for them. It's also important to plan ahead and to memorize the phone numbers of places you can go for help. If you are concerned about your safety, do not use your computer, smartphone, or tablet to read about domestic abuse.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health & William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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