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What causes blood from anus when suffering from Bile duct cancer?

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Hi my aunty have bile duck cancer she has jaundice also pain in the stomatch just now she have blood like chicken liver came outbfrom her anus and she fainted! What cause this
Posted Fri, 31 Jan 2014 in Cancer
Answered by Dr. Rohan Khandelwal 39 minutes later
Brief Answer: Bleeding due to liver damage; vit K deficiency Detailed Answer: Dear Ma'am, Sorry to hear about your aunt's condition. Bile duct cancer blocks the flow of bile to the intestines. Bile is responsible for the absorption of Vit K (fat soluble vitamin), which helps in the normal clotting of blood. It is due to the malabsorption of Vit K and liver dysfunction, that you aunt must have had the episodes of bleeding from the anus. Vitamin K can be supplemented from outside in the form of injections. One injection a day for three days is sufficient in most cases to reverse the abnormal clotting profile of the blood. If Vit K does not work, then the patient needs to be given fresh frozen plasma. If her cancer is inoperable, a stent can be put in the bile duct, which will facilitate the flow of bile down to the intestines. This will help her in two ways: improve her jaundice and reduce the chances of bleeding. The drawback of this procedure is the increased risk of infection. Hope I have answered your question. Please feel free to clarify any other query.
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