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Symptoms of acute constipation, GI bleeding - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   how can constipation cause an upper gi bleed
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello - straightforward question - can and indeed how can severe constipation cause an upper gi bleed?
Doctor :   acute constipation causes upper Gi bleeding
User :   what symptoms might one expect and how does the constipation actually cause the bleed?
Doctor :   the symptoms are vomiting of blood,
Doctor :   it is due to the rupture of the the thin blood vessels in the mucosa of the intestine
User :   Anything else ; swollen stomach - feverishness etc I don't know just anything other than vomiting bleed?
Doctor :   caused by the increase in the infra gastric pressure caused by the acute constipation
User :   If it is caught early can it be treated?
Doctor :   yes the symptoms of acute constipation like swelling of the abdomen, pain will all be there
Doctor :   and if there occurs the vomiting of blood
User :   lok thank you - if the bled starts can it be stopped? - last question!
Doctor :   yes defenitely
Doctor :   first and foremost is you should be calm
User :   ok thank you for your help and information
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic.
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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