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Nursing diagnosis for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Nursing diagnosis for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself & acquire the answers from the texts & sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work & gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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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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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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 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

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Can an upper GI bleed be related to shingles?

Can an upper GI bleed be related to shingles?

Not exactly: Shingles could not be related directly as it is a recurrent infection of the nerve root that supplies skin and skin structures. It could be related through meds taken to treat the pain of shingles. ...Read more

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Could a GI bleed be detected with an ultrasound scan?

Could a GI bleed be detected with an ultrasound scan?

No: The source for GI bleeding can be detected with endoscopy( fiberoptic scope in the bowel) , ct angiography, standard angiography or a nuclear medicine bleeding scan. Ultrasound is not good for evaluation of bowel as the air in the bowel causes shadowing on the ultrasound preventing you from "seeing" it. ...Read more

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What to do about hypovolemic shock secondary to GI bleed?

What to do about hypovolemic shock secondary to GI bleed?

Shock treatment: The aim of anti-shock treatment is to two fold. One, is to replete the lost volume due to the hemorrhage and the other is stop the source of the bleeding. Doing only one will not resolve the situation. In the hospital blood and/or fluids will be given and treatment plans to stop the cause of the bleed will need to be carried out successfully. Surgery may be required, in some instances, to do so. ...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