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Pathophysiology Of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloos in the stool: Even black tar like stool.Get a more detailed answer ›
Acute onset of sever pain in the abdomen...elevated liver enzyes...mild symptoms of joundice...normal abdominal sonar...
I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.
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
What is "localized continuous ulceration, friability and irregular margins of the mucosa with no bleeding noted in the lower third of esophagus" ?
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
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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