Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (differential)

Dr Donna D'Souza et al.

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding usually occurs distal to the ligament of Treitz.

Clinical presentation

Presents with melaena, haematochezia or, if subclinical slow bleeding, chronic anaemia.

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Article information

rID: 4704
Section: Gamuts
Tags: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage (differential)
  • Differential diagnosis of lower gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Differential diagnosis of lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage

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