melaena


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Synonyms for melaena

abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)

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Gastrointestinal examination noted melaena on per rectal examination but no stigmata of chronic liver disease.
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).
A 75-year-old female presented with longstanding complaints of weakness, dizziness, abdominal discomfort without pain and manifested presentation of melaena. Multiple gastro- and colonoscopies were performed without verified bleeding source.
* Micarea melaena (Nyl.) Hedl.--14: ELL (BCN-Lich 17675), Js.
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.
Bleeding manifestations like purpuric rashes over skin, melaena with or without haematemesis, epistaxis, and sub-conjuctival haemorrhage was present in 5 (50%), 3 (30%), 1 (10%), and 1 (10%) cases of co-infection and 78 (55.7%), 47 (33.5%), 10 (7.1%), and 5 (3.5%) cases of dengue monoinfection respectively.
A 63-year-old male who had been investigated for iron deficiency anaemia of 1 year duration presented with repeated bouts of melaena. He was a hypertensive for which he was on regular antihypertensive treatment.
He further described a 3-day history of vomiting and diarrhoea, with no melaena or haematemesis.
Gastrointestinal tract was the most common site of haemorrhage (n=46/98, 46.9%; melaena 37.8%, haematemesis 12.2%, haematochezia 2.04%), followed by petechiae (n=31, 31.6%), gum bleed (n=19, 19.4%) and epistaxis (n=10, 10.2%).