I'm a CNA and I just got home from a very long day at work. I just started this job and I got hurt at work last night which made me wonder can enough pain cause death (without suicide)?

I think the answer is yes, but I'd like to know how/why.


Yes, you can go into shock from bleeding, emotional disturbance, a heart disorder, and/or a blood infection. It causes not enough oxygenated blood to get to important organs in your body and if it isn't treated it's normally fatal.

I would think that enough pain could cause a large emotional disturbance which could result in shock.

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    $\begingroup$ Please give some solid references. I do think this would be possible though, especially if one has a weak heart; as an increased heart rate from pain could stress it. $\endgroup$ – L.B. Sep 4 '15 at 21:39
  • $\begingroup$ Pain and shock are completely different things. Your answer needs references and clarification. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Sep 5 '15 at 0:32

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