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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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Is it possible that blood in stool and digestive issues about two weeks ago mean something?

Is it possible that blood in stool and digestive issues about two weeks ago mean something?

It depends-: Blood in the stool is not normal, but can occur from a variety of short-term self-limited problems or hemorrhoids. It may represent a sign of something more serious. How is your health? Any other bleeding? Diarrhea, vomitting, fever? Any rashes on your skin? How much blood, how often, and what was its color? Mixed in with stool? And so on - many ?S your doctor would ask to begin to answer yours. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool! could my insides be bleeding?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool! could my insides be bleeding?

Not normal-see MD: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool. You need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Young and have the option to get a hysterectomy to get rid of hassles from bleeding. Thoughts?

Young and have the option to get a hysterectomy to get rid of hassles from bleeding. Thoughts?

How young?: An ablation is probably a better answer, can be done in the office, back to work in 24-48 hours. No major organs removed and low risk profile. If you have a hysterectomy you should see someone that does them vaginally or at least laparoscopic. ...Read more

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Why gastrointestinal bleeding?

Why gastrointestinal bleeding?

Many: Varices, ulcers, vascular abnormalities, cancers, polyps, diverticulosis, ibd or hemorrhoids to name a few. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding?

What are symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding?

MANY: There is no specific symptom but here are some: bleeding, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, vomiting blood, blood per rectum, black stools to name a few. ...Read more

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What are signs of upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

What are signs of  upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

Black, tarry stools: Bleeding in the gastrointestinal (gi, gut) tract can be unnoticed if low amounts and intermittent. Lower GI bleeds can result in bright red blood per rectum (brbpr) or maroon stools. Bleeding in the upper GI tract passes through the bowels and gets transformed to a black tarry, or sometimes called "coffee grounds" look. A simple test for blood is the fecal (stool) occult blood test. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of gastrointestinal bleeding?

MANY: There are many causes for a gastrointestinal bleed. To name a few: ulcers, varices, cancer, medications, arterial venous malformations, polyps and hemorrhoids. The best thing is to see a gastroenterologist who can perform and upper endoscopy and/or colonoscopy to find the cause and provide the best treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

What are the symptoms of upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

Melena: Or black tarry stools usually. Also, blood is a cathartic which means you may have very loose stools. If the bleeding persists you can become anemic and symptoms of that are lightheadedness, pale skin and pale conjunctivae in your eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more