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What do breathlessness and bleeding during bowel movements indicate?

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Dr. Bhanu Partap


Practicing since :2010

Answered : 2154 Questions

Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I have shortness of breath and feeling faint. Had to bowel movements that were nothing but
dark blood
Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Need to visit an ER

Detailed Answer:


After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern and would like to tell you that the symptoms which you are experiencing require some detailed evaluation in the form of some blood tests and some scans.

Your shortness of breath and dizziness could be cardiac related which will require an ECG and an echocardiogram for evaluation.

Also, you probably are requiring a detailed physical examination and evaluation by a gastroenterologist for GI Bleed.

So it’s advisable that you should visit an ER and get yourself evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Bhanu Partap, Cardiologist
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