gastrointestinal bleeding

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gastrointestinal bleeding

Any hemorrhage into the GI tract lumen, from esophagus–eg, from ruptured esophageal varices, to anus–eg from hemorrhoids

gastrointestinal bleeding

Bleeding from anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract.
Synonym: gastrointestinal hemorrhage
See also: bleeding
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Keywords: Albumin, Duodenal ulcer, International normalized ratio, Portal hypertension, Upper gastrointestinal bleed.
Endoscopic view of gastroduodenal artery coils at the base of duodenal ulcer in case of recurrent massive upper gastrointestinal bleed. Cureus 2017 Apr;9(4):e1163.
Common causes of lower gastrointestinal bleed include diverticulosis, ischemia, hemorrhoids, neoplasia, angiodysplasia, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Her initial gastrointestinal bleed began one month after starting Everolimus.
Outcome of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of Patients Presenting With Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed. Pak J Med Health Sci 2012; 6:985-7.
Analysis of data from 73,863 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study II in 1989 showed that current users of menopausal hormone therapy had a 46% increase in the risk of a major gastrointestinal bleed and a more than twofold increase in the risk of a lower GI bleed or ischemic colitis, compared with never users, said Dr.
Acute cholecystitis with massive upper gastrointestinal bleed: a case report and review of the literature.
Monotherapy with prescription nonselective NSAIDs increased the chances of an upper gastrointestinal bleed by 4.3 times, compared with not using any of the drugs studied (95% confidence interval, 4.1-4.4), the researchers reported.
Furthermore, steroids, thrombophylactic agents, anticoagulants and heavy cigarette smoking may act as predisposing factors to gastrointestinal bleed.
She had required a 13 unit blood transfusion 5 years ago due to a massive gastrointestinal bleed for which no cause was found, despite extensive investigations.
Hence immediate risk of a major life-threatening gastrointestinal bleed is significantly relieved.
On January 29, the patient developed an "upper gastrointestinal bleed." Dr.

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