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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding?

Common, serious...: The most likely cause of GI pain and GI bleeding are medications that irritate stomach lining causing gastritis, ulcer disease, severe reflux, esophagitis. Most common are aspirin, meds related (nsaid's--ibuprofen, naproxen)--anti-inflammatory drugs. If note reddish stool, or stools turns dark or black, or GI pain occurs, call your physician, who will tell you if you should come to office or er. ...Read more

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Will cirrhosis cause gastrointestinal bleeding?

Will  cirrhosis cause gastrointestinal bleeding?

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 gastritis and ulcers, especially if they're drinking. It's generally recommended that people with cirrhosis get an upper endoscopy to find out whether they have varices, since there are things that can be done to prevent them from bleeding. ...Read more

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Sympgoms of GI tract infections or problems?

Sympgoms of GI tract infections or problems?

Try these...: The GI tract can signal its distress with: nausea, vomiting, cramping, gassiness, belching, sharp/stabbing versus dull throbbing pain, hunger, burning/pyrosis, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, obstructive symptoms, fullness, diarrhea, constipation, or any change in baseline stooling, bleeding (either upper GI or lower GI related), abdominal tenderness, distension, rectal discomfort. More... ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. ...Read more

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Will intestinal bleeding hurt?

Will intestinal bleeding hurt?

Possibly: If associated with cramping or hard stool movement. ...Read more

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Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Some do: Some strains of bacteria are more frequently associated with blood in the urine (hematuria) just as some post-menopausal women are more liely to have hematuria associated with cystitis or utis than pre-menopausal women. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy. ...Read more

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Is dark green stool related to an upper GI bleed?

Is dark green stool related to an upper GI bleed?

Not usually: The classic sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed is dark blackish tarry stool called "melena". It is usually looser, sticky and has a characteristic smell. Dark green stool usually related to diet rich in green vegetables. If you have other symptoms check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause upper GI bleeding?

What could cause upper GI bleeding?

See below: Possibilities include: torn esophagus from violent vomiting; esophageal tumor; gastric ulcer(s) with perforation; esophageal varices; gastric tumor…. See gastroenterologist for evaluation & options for treatment. ...Read more

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4yr old. asd, gastric reflux, low iga,allergic related mediated gastrointestinal dysmotility. Black bloos streaks stool. Pain esophagus stomach. What?

4yr old. asd, gastric reflux,  low iga,allergic related mediated gastrointestinal dysmotility.
Black bloos streaks stool. Pain esophagus stomach. What?

Abdominal pain : You gave obviously been to a whole conference of physicians. You already have a huge list of legitimate GI diagnoses. If the stool is still bloody/black you need to do more. Sorry. Add these to your find out list- mechel's diverticula, h pylori, c diff, milk allergy, and endoscopy. Perhaps you need a second opinion from another doctor and hospital. Your persistence will be best solution ! ...Read more

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What could cause a GI tract infection?

Bugs, bugs , bugs: Most GI tract infections (gastroenteritis) are caused by bacterial or viral contamination of what we eat. Proper hand washing , food prep techniques and food storage techniques should prevent these but most people get sick when they take shortcuts-- not washing hands, eating food from fridge that's too old, meat not cooked thoroughly, etc. ...Read more

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Can methotrexate cause GI bleed?

Can methotrexate cause GI bleed?

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) Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can urinary tract infection cause vaginal bleeding during sexual intercourse?

Can urinary tract infection cause vaginal bleeding during sexual intercourse?

UTi: Only if you have blood in the urine and that urine leaked into the vagina will you see blood in the vagina. ...Read more

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Can Advocare cause urinary tract infection?

Can Advocare cause urinary tract infection?

No: Utis, like any infection, are caused by pathogenic organisms. Almost all utis are caused by bacteria. ...Read more

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Does minor intestinal bleeding cause abdominal pain?

Does minor intestinal bleeding cause abdominal pain?

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 abdominal pain and diarrhea. Bleeding from a tumor tends to bleed slowly like a leaking faucet and may cause no symptoms. Of course, there is no such thing as minor intestinal bleeding--the source of the bleeding must always be investigated. ...Read more

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What causes intestinal bleeding?

What causes intestinal bleeding?

Many things: There are many causes of intestinal bleeding. Ulcers of the stomach or duodenum, bad gastritis, small intestinal disorders such as vascular malformation, crohn's disease, small bowel tumors, colon cancer, colon infections, ulcerative colitis, vascular lesions of the colon are some of the more common that i can think of. Also ulcers from medications, liver cirrhosis with enlarged esophageal veins. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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