heme-positive

heme-positive

Medtalk adjective referring to stool that contains heme, often associated with colorectal CA. See Occult blood. Cf Heme-negative.
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Laboratory exam was significant for a creatinine kinase (CK) of 8,563 and heme-positive urine and otherwise normal for electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine, complete blood count, and urine drug screen.
9%) patients had melena or heme-positive stools as their indication; 49 (18.
iron deficiency anemia, melena, and/or heme-positive stools).
Bowel sounds were sluggish and rectal examination showed heme-positive stools.
Bowel sounds were hypoactive and a digital rectal exam revealed normal tone with heme-positive stool.
While in the emergency room, he suffered an episode of heme-positive "coffee-ground" emesis, but refused nasogastric lavage.
Alarm signs (weight loss, anemia, age older than 50 years, early satiety, heme-positive stool) suggest the need for endoscopy.
She continued to have occasional loose heme-positive stools.