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Doctor insights on: Intestinal Bleeding Symptoms

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Will intestinal bleeding hurt?

Will intestinal bleeding hurt?

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

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...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

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What happens once you have intestinal bleeding?

What happens once you have intestinal bleeding?

Fix it!: The first step is to stabilize the patient, and then figure out the source of the bleeding. This is usually accomplished by endoscopy & colonoscopy. Sometimes tumors cause bleeding, and in that case, a biopsy will clarify what kind of tumor/cancer is responsible. With that information, a customized treatment plan is developed which may involve surgical removal of that bowel area. ...Read more

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If you had intestinal bleeding would it obvious?

If you had intestinal bleeding would it obvious?

Not necessarily: Intestinal bleeding can be small amounts slowly over time, which would have little or no symptoms. If there is faster intestinal bleeding, then weakness, anemia, vomiting of blood, or passing a lot of old dark blood in the bowel movements would be seen. ...Read more

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How would you know if you had intestinal bleeding?

How would you know if you had intestinal bleeding?

Stool change: If you had significant intestinal bleeding your bowel movements would generally turn black and tarry. These are not generally solid but loose. Bleeding from your colon would generally result in passage of bright red blood or blood clots. If you have very slow bleeding it might not be noticeable and you may just develop anemia and/or fatigue. ...Read more

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What factors can cause internal intestinal bleeding?

Many things: Depending on where the bleeding is coming from (ie the upper GI tract, or the lower GI tract) it can be an ulcer, polyp, cancer, inflammation, or sometime the source is never found. All GI bleeding should be worked up, and you need to speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is intestinal bleeding a side effect of aspirin?

Is intestinal bleeding a side effect of aspirin?

Aspirin bleeding: Most bleeding is from minor erosions of the stomach lining, not the bowel. ...Read more

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Help please! could black stools mean anything another then intestinal bleeding?

Help please! could black stools mean anything another then intestinal bleeding?

depends: If you have not taken pepto-bismol or other bismuth containing products, you need to see a GI doctor sooner rather than later. This could be due to a serious life threatening condition in your stomach. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What if have dark bowel color --is it gastrointestinal bleeding?

What if have dark bowel color --is it gastrointestinal bleeding?

Maybe: Digested blood from the upper GI tract is usually black, marroon and or tarry/loose in consistency. If you think you may be having GI blood loss you should always see your doctor for evaluation. There are simple tests which can be done on stool to evaluate for the presence of blood. Anytime you have copious amounts of black tarry stool or bright blood in stool seek immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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If you find someone died with bowel obstruction could there have been gastrointestinal bleeding?

Possibly: Significant bleeding with bowel obstruction is not common. If the obstruction was from a cancer bleeding is perhaps more likely but in general this is not a big issue. There can certainly be bleeding associated with surgery for bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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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


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