Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (differential)

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

Clinical presentation

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

Causes
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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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