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Digestion problem, fatty liver, elevated liver enzymes, low plasma level, HCV +ve, blood in stool. Acute hepatitis can cause melena?

hi my husband had no thing before in his liver and HCV was -ve just last year. He has some digestion problems and he did parium meal. They discover fatty liver , elevated liver enzymes , low plasma level and HCV +ve. Yesterday he experienced tarry stool with blood clots. I want to ask is acute hepatitis can cause melena ?? we are shocked and can t know what to do.
Tue, 1 Apr 2014
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Dear Friend.
Welcome to HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney.
I have read your query in detail. I understand your concern.

He might be having Acute or Chronic Hepatitis C.

Melena can occur due to coagulopathy.

Melena can occur in acute or decompensated CLD.

He required PT/INR, and might require Fresh Frozen plasma Transfusion


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Digestion problem, fatty liver, elevated liver enzymes, low plasma level, HCV +ve, blood in stool. Acute hepatitis can cause melena?

Dear Friend. Welcome to HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I have read your query in detail. I understand your concern. He might be having Acute or Chronic Hepatitis C. Melena can occur due to coagulopathy. Melena can occur in acute or decompensated CLD. He required PT/INR, and might require Fresh Frozen plasma Transfusion This is my best advice for you with the available details, if you have any further query, please ask us. Stay Healthy