haematochezia


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haematochezia

The passage of fresh blood in the stool, which is typically admixed with stool and blood clots.

he·ma·to·che·zi·a

(hē'mă-tō-kē'zē-ă)
Passage of bloody stools, in contradistinction to melena, or tarry stools.
Synonym(s): haematochezia.
[hemato- + G. chezō, to go to stool]

haematochezia

The passage of unaltered blood via the anus, indicating recent lower intestinal bleeding.

he·ma·to·che·zi·a

(hē'mă-tō-kē'zē-ă)
Passage of bloody stools, in contradistinction to melena, or tarry stools.
Synonym(s): haematochezia.
[hemato- + G. chezō, to go to stool]
References in periodicals archive ?
A 50-year-old Sri Lankan man presented with a 3-month history of diarrhoea, haematochezia and weight loss of 20kg.
Haematochezia worsened despite medical treatment for 2 months and proctocolectomy with a permanent ileostomy was performed.
The presentation in our patient is different because he had not developed dysgeusia, his cutaneous symptoms have preceded the onset of diarrhoea and haematochezia was one of his key presenting features.