hematochezia


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hematochezia

 [he″mah-to-ke´ze-ah]
blood in the feces.

he·ma·to·che·zi·a

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

haematochezia

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

hematochezia

Passage of bright red or maroon stool, usually due to blood; upper GI tract hemorrhage resulting in hematochezia implies a blood loss of ≥ 1000 ml, often accompanied by hypovolemia, hypotension, and tachycardia; lower GI or rectal hemorrhage may be guaiac-positive with ±25 ml–ie, blood is brighter red when more caudal

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]

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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Finally, physicians to whom these patients are referred to should be aware of red flag symptoms such as the change in bowel habits and hematochezia. In these patients, it is suggested to perform a thorough and expeditious diagnostic workup to avoid further delays in treatment.
Perforated duodenal ulcer presenting with massive hematochezia in a 30-month-old child.
Intestinal loops were dilated and hematochezia was observed in distal part of intestines.
The major manifestation was melena (61.11%), hematochezia (22.22%), and hematemesis and melena (16.67%).
The results showed that S1PR2 blockage significantly reduced the body weight loss and colon length shortening (Figures 5(a) and 5(b)), exhibiting much lower MPO activity and hematochezia score (Figures 5(c) and 5(d)), meanwhile ameliorating mucosal inflammatory cell infiltration and mucosal epithelium disruption (Figure 5(f)).
The single patient with probable diverticular bleeding presented with one-day history of recurrent moderate hematochezia. His previous colonoscopy was negative except for left-sided diverticulosis.
Five weeks after undergoing TACE, he was readmitted with hematochezia and hemorrhagic shock.
It is usually suspected when a patient complains of hematochezia. It is different from patients presenting with hematemesis that suggests bleeding from upper gastrointestinal tract.
He denied fevers, chills, vomiting, melena, or hematochezia. He also reported an unintentional weight loss of 18 pounds over the last 6 months.
Patients with right-side colon adenocarcinoma usually present with cachexia, weight loss, anemia, and positive fecal occult blood unlike those with left-sided colon cancers, which usually manifest with changes in bowel habit, hematochezia, and symptoms of obstruction.
He denied any fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, melena, hematochezia, or acholic stools.