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Grrrrr my mom just called and said she bleed 1, 000 cc from her anus. Remember she still in hosp w/pulmonary hypertension and etc.... Could bleeding be due to her cumodin? Cumodin level is 2.5. Or a GI bleed? Or is this more serious?

Grrrrr my mom just called and said she bleed 1, 000 cc from her anus. Remember she still in hosp w/pulmonary hypertension and etc.... Could bleeding be due to her cumodin? Cumodin level is 2.5. Or a GI bleed? Or is this more serious?

Yes and yes : 1000 ml of rectal bleeding is significant and being anticoagulated on Coumadin (warfarin) makes bleeding more likely and often more severe. I suspect this will be addressed during her hospitalization. Potential causes include ulcers, diverticulosis, angioectasia, tumors, and possibly hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Is there a way for me to fix a GI bleed at home?

Is there a way for me to fix a GI bleed at home?

Yes and no. : If u don't know where the bleeding is coming from, the answer is no..If there is a question the answer is seek an answer from your physician. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of an occult GI bleed?

What are some of the causes of an occult GI bleed?

Huge number of thing: upper is generally in the stomach and esophagus. ulcer/irritation, but trauma, infection, . Colon can be tumor, irritattion, tumor. But it can also be bleeding problems like low platelets, or low blood clotting proteins ...Read more

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What are the treatments for GI bleed?

What are the treatments for GI bleed?

It depends : Gi bleeds can be located in several different places. They can also be of varied intensity from a trace to severe. All of that factors into the plan. Usually a scope can find the site of the bleed. The speed will determine the treatment after site is known. Treatment could be surgical, endoscopic, laser, or medications. ...Read more

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How to cure upper GI bleed?

How to cure upper GI bleed?

Consult physician: Gi bleeding is serious and can be life threatening. Usually have to determine cause of GI bleed by imaging or endoscopy. Upper GI bleeds can be related to ulcers in stomach or duodenum, gastritis, esophagitis, liver disease pancreatitis and cholecystitis. Cure depends on source of bleeding. ...Read more

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How do I know. If I have a gi bleed?

How do I know. If I have a gi bleed?

Depends: You will not know if there is a slow, mild bleed. A persistent slow bleed may cause anemia. A large bleed will produce bloody stool, fainting, weakness and pallor. If you have any doubt do a fecal occult blood test, better yet, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a GI bleed?

What are the main symptoms of a GI bleed?

Many: Throwing up blood (hematemesis), passing blood through the rectum (hematochezia) are the most obvious. Black, tarry stools can be an indication of less dramatic blood loss. Pale skin and general weakness are the symptoms of anemia, which is a low red blood cell count associated with loss of hemoglobin as a result of chronic low grade GI bleed. ...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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How does GI bleed leads /cause hypotension?

How does GI bleed leads /cause hypotension?

Loss of blood: When you have a GI bleed, blood leaves the bloodstream and enters the GI tract- esophagus, stomach, and large intestine most commonly. If you have a significantly lesser amount amount of blood in your bloodstream, low blood pressure (hypotension) can result. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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