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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Nausea, vomiting, belching, dyspepsia, bloating, chest discomfort, anorexia, haematemesis, &/or melaena may also occur.
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.
The experience of a hematemesis and melaena unit: a review of the first 513 consecutive admissions.
Icterus, vomition, melaena, abdominal pain and diarrhea are common findings with suspected pancreatitis (Schoeman, 2009).
Dopo aver tentato invano di strappare il potere ad Antenore, l'eroe e costretto ad allontanarsi dalla Troade, e, dopo aver vagato fra molte genti barbare, giunge nel mare Adriatico, ove fonda la citta di Corcyra Melaena (V 17).
Seven days after the laparotomy, the patient bled fresh blood from the closed-suction drain and experienced another episode of passing melaena stool.
The symptoms were aggravated during the last 3 years with 14 episodes of acute gastrointestinal bleeding manifested in collapses, melaena and anemia.
Gastrointestinal bleeding, presenting as haematemesis, coffee grounds vomitus, blood-stained nasogastric drainage, melaena stool or clinically important gastrointestinal bleeds causing discernible drops in blood pressure or haemoglobin, reportedly occur with varying severity in up to half of all ICU patients; while almost every patient will have clinically silent endoscopic evidence of erosive mucosal damage.
Melaena with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: a case report.