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]
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We present a case of persistent severe haematochezia in a patient with CCS, successfully managed with Proctocolectomy.
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.
Rebleeding was considered as a new period of bleeding after initial endoscopic haemostasis, based on clinical suspicion as defined by recurrent haematemesis and/or haematochezia, fresh blood in the nasogastric tube, a drop in haemoglobin or circulatory instability (as defined by a blood pressure below 90/60 mmHg and a heart rate above 100 beats/min).
He denied haematochezia, meleana or sick contacts at home.
A 13-year-old boy presented with a 1-year history of a gradually distending abdomen that was associated with constitutional symptoms, haematemesis and haematochezia that were exacerbated after taking traditional medicament.