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Strangulation - signs, symptoms, what to do

After a strangulation assault, you can experience internal injuries with delayed onset of symptoms, usually within 72 hours. These internal injuries can be serious. Stay with someone you trust for the first 24 hours and have them monitor your signs and symptoms.

Seek medical care or call 911 if you experience:

  • difficulty breathing
  • trouble swallowing
  • neck swelling
  • throat pain
  • hoarseness or voice changes
  • blurred vision
  • continuous or severe headaches
  • seizures
  • vomiting
  • persistent cough

Strangulation Brochures in English and Spanish

Community Crisis Center gratefully acknowledges Alliance for HOPE International for allowing us to reproduce the information about strangulation on this site.

For more information about domestic violence and strangulation you can visit, Alliance for HOPE International

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