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Wife has GI bleeds, apparently in colon . Results in

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Question: Wife has GI bleeds, apparently in colon. Results in low hemoglobin, has required several transfusions. We have script for octerotide acetate.

Dos this medicine prevent/heal bleeds, and/or increase her hemoglobin?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It's a vasoconstrictor.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query,
I am sorry to hear about the problem your wife is suffering from.
As per your query somatostatin is a vasoconstrictor.It constricts the blood vessels running in intestines.As the size of the lumen of tube of blood vessels decreases the amount of blood lost is decreased that's why she has been prescribed octerotide.
It has no direct effect on levels of hemoglobin neither does it heals any bleeding point.
Hope I was clear and easy to understand.
follow ups are welcome.
Would pray for her.
Thank you and may God bless her.
Regards!
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Wife has GI bleeds, apparently in colon . Results in

Brief Answer: It's a vasoconstrictor. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query, I am sorry to hear about the problem your wife is suffering from. As per your query somatostatin is a vasoconstrictor.It constricts the blood vessels running in intestines.As the size of the lumen of tube of blood vessels decreases the amount of blood lost is decreased that's why she has been prescribed octerotide. It has no direct effect on levels of hemoglobin neither does it heals any bleeding point. Hope I was clear and easy to understand. follow ups are welcome. Would pray for her. Thank you and may God bless her. Regards!