The most prevalent symptom of injury is acute pain in the damaged region of the body. Edema, or swelling, is also a common symptom of injury. It occurs within 24 hours after the injury. In cases when injury causes a wound in the skin, bleeding may occur in the damaged region of the body.
Radiation injuries nowadays are most commonly acquired during treatment for cancer. For example, during radiation therapy for lung cancer localized skin changes, chest pain and shortness of breath may occur. Abdominal pain is the most common symptom of injury from toxins, which usually occurs because of food poisoning or as an adverse response to medications. Prolonged disability may occur as a result of a major, high-energy impact injury to the body.