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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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What are symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding?

What are symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding?

MANY: There is no specific symptom but here are some: bleeding, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, vomiting blood, blood per rectum, black stools to name a few. ...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


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What are signs of upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

What are signs of  upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

Black, tarry stools: Bleeding in the gastrointestinal (gi, gut) tract can be unnoticed if low amounts and intermittent. Lower GI bleeds can result in bright red blood per rectum (brbpr) or maroon stools. Bleeding in the upper GI tract passes through the bowels and gets transformed to a black tarry, or sometimes called "coffee grounds" look. A simple test for blood is the fecal (stool) occult blood test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

What are the symptoms of upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

Melena: Or black tarry stools usually. Also, blood is a cathartic which means you may have very loose stools. If the bleeding persists you can become anemic and symptoms of that are lightheadedness, pale skin and pale conjunctivae in your eyes. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of gastrointestinal bleeding?

What are possible causes of gastrointestinal bleeding?

MANY: There are many causes for a gastrointestinal bleed. To name a few: ulcers, varices, cancer, medications, arterial venous malformations, polyps and hemorrhoids. The best thing is to see a gastroenterologist who can perform and upper endoscopy and/or colonoscopy to find the cause and provide the best treatment. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding bad?

Are the symptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding bad?

DUB: This means there are no organic cause for the bleeding, so relates to hormonal imbalance. It is bad if it bothers you. You will be to judge this, if it conceirns you , an appt with an ob.Gyn can offer lot of insight into this problem, and also a solution:). ...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 causes of bleeding from the bowel?

What causes of bleeding from the bowel?

Multiple reasons: Ulcers, av malformations, tumors, polyps, ischemic bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, portal hypertension, intususception and the list goes on and on. ...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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Is internal bleeding a common problem of ulcerative colitis?

Is internal bleeding a common problem of ulcerative colitis?

No- read on: Ulcerative colitis is often diagnosed when someone seeks medical advice for rectal bleeding. However, internal bleeding usually implies bleeding into a body cavity, such as the abdomen or chest. This can be seen after surgery, and in unusual situations even when no surgery has occurred. However, it is rarely seen in uc in the absence of other complications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding in a male?

What are the symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding in a male?

Black or bloody : Stools, if you have black, really foul smelling stools then it's usually an upper GI bleed and if there is frank blood in the stool then it's likely a lower GI bleed. Also, blood is a cathartic which means you may have very loose stools as well. ...Read more

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Describe the features of brain bleeding.?

Describe the features of brain bleeding.?

Location and degree: Tiny "lacunar" strokes which are pinpoint bleeds due to high blood pressure may go undetected whereas bleeding into the subarachnoid space from trauma, ruptured aneurysm, or congenital malformation may cause intense headache, seizure, coma and death. Depending on amount and location, a variety of stroke syndromes may occur. ...Read more

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What are the complications of internal bleeding?

What are the complications of internal bleeding?

Where and How bad?: The answer to this could be anything from no complications to death. Blood within the vascular system is the lifeline for every cell in the body. Anytime you are losing more blood than your body can manufacture you become anemic (low red blood cells). Once your blood counts get down to 1/4 to 1/3 of normal you are at great risk of high output heart failure, under-perfused organs, shock, and death ...Read more

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What are the types of intestinal parasites that cause chronic intestinal ulceration?

What are the types of intestinal parasites that cause chronic intestinal ulceration?

Intestinal ulcers: Without being able to have access to your records and the tests that have been run it is impossible to say what is going on. Intestinal parasites seldom cause ulcerations, and would also have to ask where you have been to get parasites. You must be seeing a gastroenterologist. Have them continue their evaluation. ...Read more

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Symptoms of internal bleeding gallbladder ?

Symptoms of internal bleeding gallbladder
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Not sure..: I understand? Gallbladder conditions do not cause internal bleeding. Bleeding after gallbladder surgery is quite uncommon. Internal bleeding & gallbladder are not related. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the bleeding in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcers in colon: As the name indicates this condition leads to ulcers in the colon which can cause signficant bleeding with stool. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding in the digestive tract?

What causes bleeding in the digestive tract?

Lots of things: From ulcers to gastritis to tumors, inflammation, polyps, hemorrhoids, fissures. No amount of bleeding is "normal". Get a proper evaluation for any bleeding seen. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of stomach bleeding?

What are the common causes of stomach bleeding?

Iatrogenic gastritis: Medications such as asa or ibuprofin are probably the commonest causes, but many others have been implicated. Then there are the peptic ulcer problems and h. Pylori-associated conditions. In drinkers, you have to consider bleeding varices in the stomach and/or esophagus. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a biliary tract disease.?

Describe the features of a biliary tract disease.?

Depends: There are many types of biliary tract diseases. Some are from birth defects, some are from gallstones, some are from biliary blockage such as rarely cancers or cysts. Pain or bloating pressure in the upper abdomen, frequent nausea, and abnormal blood tests can be a symptom. Yellow jaundice can sometimes occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

"Rectal bleeding" often denotes bright red blood per rectum that may originate from multiple causes involving the anal canal, rectum, ...Read more


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Gastrointestinal (Definition)

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