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Gastrointestinal bleeding

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
GI Bleeding: Gi bleeding can come from upper GI tract or lower.Upper gibleed comes from bleeding in the stomach, due to bleeding ulcer or as a result of Aspirin li ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
MANY: There is no specific symptom but here are some: bleeding, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, vomiting blood, blood per rec ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
MANY: There are many causes for a gastrointestinal bleed. To name a few: ulcers, varices, cancer, medications, arterial venous malformations, polyps and he ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Black or bloody : Stools, if you have black, really foul smelling stools then it's usually an upper GI bleed and if there is frank blood in the stool then it's likely ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
It can: It can. You can bleed from varices: dilated blood vessels in the esophagus. People with cirrhosis can also bleed from the usual causes, such as gast ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Common, serious...: The most likely cause of GI pain and GI bleeding are medications that irritate stomach lining causing gastritis, ulcer disease, severe reflux, esophag ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not sure: Certainly it could be hemorrhoids from straining during intercourse. I am making an assumption that we are not talking about anal intercourse. I stron ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. Until the pain starts.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Not always.: Blood is a cathartic agent. Therefore, when it is present inside the intestine in significant amounts, like a bleeding ulcer, will cause cramping abd ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
MANY CAUSES: Upper GI bleed can be from esophagitis, esophageal varices, esophageal tears, cancer, polyps, gastritis, errosions and ulcers.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Many things: There are many causes of intestinal bleeding. Ulcers of the stomach or duodenum, bad gastritis, small intestinal disorders such as vascular malformati ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not directly: however GI side effects, nausea, vomiting are fairly common and "bleeding" is also a potential side effect with larger doses. (platelet count effect) ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Stop Ibuprofen: I'm not clear on your situation. Did you bleed while on Ibuprofen or are you now taking Ibuprofen after having bled. In either case, you need to chat ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Recal bleeding: Usually this is a fooler and blood leaks over to the rectum from the vagina. However, possible you could have recto vaginal fistula or some type of bl ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. D Elan Simckes
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Bleeding : Usually not. Have you had fertility treatments? Has mid cycle spotting occurred before?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Not likely: But consult your surgeon, just to make sure.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Possibly: If associated with cramping or hard stool movement.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: They are both bleeding but from different causes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
50 years experience in General Surgery
Endometriosis: The classic answer to this q is endometriosis of the bowel, an unusual problem. Otherwise you may have a separate problem. Anyone with rectal bleedi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
CALL YOUR DOCTOR NOW: Yes, certain medications can predispose you to GI bleeding for example: aspirin, motrin, coumadin, (warfarin) Plavix to name a few. Call your healthca ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Possibilities include: torn esophagus from violent vomiting; esophageal tumor; gastric ulcer(s) with perforation; esophageal varices; gastric tumor…. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Life threatening: Bleeding stomach ulcers may present in different stages from superficial to full perforations when they are life threatening.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: They don't rupture but they can bleed and need to be evaluated and removed.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy : Implantation bleeding exclusively occurs if you are pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are che ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Implantation: Bleeding doesn't occur very much and is usually only a tiny amount when it does occur. Many women experience break through bleeding - implantation bl ... Read More

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