GI bleeding

Approach to a patient with GI bleeding

Hematemesis Vomiting of fresh blood or “Coffee-grounds” (blood altered by gastric acid). Hematochezia Passage of stools containing red blood rather than tarry stools. Melena Refers to black tarry stools that usually result from upper GI bleeding. Represent bleeding anywhere above the ileocecal valve. Causes Of G.I. Bleeding  Neonates Most common causes : Swallowed maternal blood […]

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