melaena


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Noun1.melaena - abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)
faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, BM, dejection, stool - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
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Ascites was found to be the most commonly associated clinical finding with alcohol-related disorders while gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms like melaena, hematemesis, gastritis was also found in most patients.
Generally, GORD does not lead to major complications, but the presence of less common symptoms is a red flag for further investigation: dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), painful swallowing, persistent vomiting, haematemesis or melaena (blood in vomit or stool), anaemia, unexplained weight loss or new onset of persistent symptoms in people aged over 55.
There were 14 early withdrawals before the 12-month implant period, and two of these participants had device-related adverse events requiring premature explant for melaena and device migration resulting in abdominal pain, respectively.
(b) Hypoproteinemia (c) Haemoconcentration: rising hematocrit [greater than or equal to] 20% from the baseline levels (baseline levels for male is around 40% and for female it is 36%) (iv) Hemorrhagic manifestation most common as positive tourniquet test, petechiae, ecchymosis, epistaxis, gum bleeding, and haematemesis and/or melaena 2.5.
Digital rectal examination revealed some stale melaena, although the patient reported passing moderate amounts of bright red blood in his stools intermittently.
In Rawalpindi population Zafar et al documented haematemesis in 28.8%, gum bleeding in 25%, melaena in 17.35, and haemoptysis in 12.5% cases16.
A 76-year-old Caucasian female presented to the emergency department from home with a 1-day history of symptomatic anaemia and fatigue in the context of melaena. She denied respiratory or cardiac symptoms or a history of weight loss, painful defecation, obstruction, use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medications, a history of upper gastrointestinal ulceration or H.
There are many commonly used diagnostic and descriptive terms indicating the importance of colour recognition in medical such as jaundice, erythema, cyanosis, rubella and melaena (Spalding, 1999a).
23 Gastric ulcer Uncontrolled haematemesis, melaena, hypotension, shock.
Melaena was noted for 2 days after admission and then resolved.
There was no associated rectal bleeding, haematemesis, melaena, weight loss or urinary symptoms.