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Gi Bleeding After Sex
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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Black or tarry stool: That is the simple answer however you could have a slow bleed from the upper tract and have normal looking stools.If u r not sure, get a stool card to check for occult blood. ...Read more
For 57+ female, does Hb change 10.6 -> 12.4 g/dL using 'Orofer XT' for 2-months exclude risk of GI bleeding or tumor ?
GI bleeding: Both are something to be concerned about and should be looked into at the earliest. ...Read more
Is there evidence Plavix (clopidogrel) ( Clopidogrel) causes more incidents of GI bleeding than Aspirin?
Also Have Diverticulitis .
Plavix (clopidogrel) bleeds more: Aspirin acts to prevent platelet adhesion and the mechanism for Plavix (clopidogrel) is through platelet also but different. Overall the incidence of bleeding would be greater with Plavix (clopidogrel). With diverticulosis, the bleeding occurs more likely (stretches the sac of colon) than diverticulITIS which is a complication of OSIS. ...Read more
23 yo female observed red bood in solid stool (presumed lower GI bleeding?). Is this an immediate cause for alarm? What should I do?
Fissure/Hemorrhoids?: What you describe may be due to an anal fissure or ruptured hemorrhoids. If it is either, drink plenty of fluids, use a stool softener, a sitz bath, if you have pain and stop straining when you go to the bathroom. An otc suppository for hemorrhoids sometimes helps too. To be sure it's not something else, talk to your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Took 60 keflex&7 staphylex capsules to heal infected piercing. Staphylex caused upper GI bleeding 3 days ago, and was prescribed nexium (esomeprazole). Will it heal?
Flucloxacillin: It would be unusual for this penicillin derivative to produce GI bleeding, and osomeprazole (nexium) may reduce gastric acidity but it would be very helpful to know what the bleeding was actually due to. Is this helicobacter pylori infection? Also the infected piercing, if it does not heal, may be due to organisms resistant to what you have been taking. Go back and question your doctor. ...Read more
Not specific: Fecal occult blood tests detects peroxide activity in the fecal matter. Peroxidase activity is associated with hemoglobin, but not specific to it. Horse radish, among other things, has peroxidase activity, as does blood in meats. Fobt may be positive for any bleed from gums to hemorrhoids but is not specific for any diagnosis. It is a screening test, which if positive, needs more tests. ...Read more