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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

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 causes bleeding in your upper part of the GI tract?

What causes bleeding in your upper part of the GI tract?

Many things: The most common are ulcers and gastritis. Cancer is also a cause. People with cirrhosis of the liver may have dramatic episodes of throwing up blood due clotting off a vein that supplies the liver. ...Read more

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What are the signs of upper GI bleeding? Does it cause severe bloating?

What are the signs of upper GI bleeding? Does it cause severe bloating?

Black or tarry stool: That is the simple answer however you could have a slow bleed from the upper tract and have normal looking stools.If u r not sure, get a stool card to check for occult blood. ...Read more

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What are some causes of fetal lower urinary tract obstruction ?

What are some causes of fetal lower urinary tract obstruction ?

The following: Posterior urethral valves form a cusp-like obstruction just below the bladder neck. Anterior urethral valves are due to a urethral out-pouching, this fills with urine and distal end becomes a "flap valve" which obstructs. Urethral atresia or congenital stricture. Ureterocele, ectopic or orthotopic can block bladder neck or prolapse causing obstruction. Vaginal atresia + urogenital sinus. ...Read more

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Out of curiosity, what causes bleeding in the lower respitory system?

Out of curiosity, what causes bleeding in the lower respitory system?

Many causes: This condition may be caused by a number of conditions. Infections, inflammation, bleeding disorders, masses, pulmo- renal disease, certain forms of autoimmune disease, chronic bronchiectasis, TB and the list goes on. Doctors assess for upper airway sources as well to determine if the blood is indeed from the lower tract. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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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I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

Sounds : Like you are having low grade diverticulitis or intermittent intestinal obstruction. Depending on why you developed your narrowing, it could mean that an operation is necessary to relieve the obstruction. Ask your GI specialist for recommendation. ...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 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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What is "localized continuous ulceration, friability and irregular margins of the mucosa with no bleeding noted in the lower third of esophagus" ?

What is "localized continuous ulceration, friability and irregular margins of the mucosa with no bleeding noted in the lower third of esophagus" ?

Esophagitis: you'll need to be on a high-dose PPI (Prilosec, nexium) and possibly repeat the endoscopy in 3-6 months to rule out a condition like Barrett's. I assume they also took biopsies from the esophagus, follow up on that. ...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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Is it true that upper abdominal pain indicative of stomach ulcer or gallbladder problems in pregnancy?

Is it true that upper abdominal pain indicative of stomach ulcer or gallbladder problems in pregnancy?

Many things: Can cause abdominal pains. Gas, constipation, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, gallbladder, kidney, etc. Just because someone has discomfort does not mean that there is always a physical description as to why the discomfort is there. Sometimes pain occurs with no medical reason. ...Read more

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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)

Definition: anything pertaining to ...Read more