Lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding


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ICD9 = ICD9|578.9
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Lower gastrointestinal bleeding, commonly abbreviated LGIB, refers to any form of bleeding in the lower gastrointestinal tract.


The following suggest an LGIB:
*Melena and a negative oesophagogastroduodenoscopy
*Fecal occult blood

The following may suggest an LGIB:


*Coagulopathy - specifically a bleeding diathesis
**ischaemic colitis
**ulcerative colitis
**infectious colitis
***C. difficile
***Campylobacter jejuni
*Neoplasm - cancer
*Diverticular disease - diverticulosis, diverticulitis


* Stabilize
* Basic investigations
* Rule out upper GI bleed
* Special investigations
* Definitive treatment

ee also

* Fecal occult blood
* Blood in stool
* Rectal bleeding
* Upper gastrointestinal bleeding

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