Upper gastrointestinal bleeding

What is Upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

It is bleeding in the esophagus, stomach or duodenum due to diseases like ulcers and esophageal varices. Blood is seen either in vomit or black coloured in the stools (melena). Symptoms of blood loss may be seen if there is profuse bleeding.

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A 58 yo woman with rheumatoid arthritis presents to the ER after a long history of NSAID use along with 81 mg ASA daily with coffee ground emesis...

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Brief Answer:
Bleeding is likely

Detailed Answer:
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coffee ground emesis denotes upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Urgent investigation is...

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Yes,please. I am having bright red blood in my stool. Now,also mild pain on my upper left side. Should I make an appointment with my GP or go to ER

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Brief Answer:
it depends...

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if you've seen just a few drops of blood then you can schedule an appointment with either your...

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I have had mono for three weeks now. Still have semi-loose dark stool and gas. No blood. No vomiting. Is this a symptom along with the fatigue and...

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Brief Answer:
no such symptom

Detailed Answer:
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diarrhea (or loose stools) is not considered to be a symptom of mononucleosis. Nausea and...

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