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143 Possible Causes for Anal Fissure, Anemia, Occult Blood Positive, Sjogren's Syndrome

  • Scurvy

    Skull-marrow hyperplasia is more likely to result from hemolytic anemia or anemia related to parasitic infestation.[emedicine.com] High-output heart failure due to anemia can be observed.[web.archive.org] Two case reports of pulmonary hypertension in patients with vitamin C deficiency have been described, with complete reversal after vitamin C replacement. [32, 33] Anemia develops[emedicine.medscape.com] Skull changes may produce a porotic hyperostosis (“hair-on-end” appearance) or crew-cut appearance secondary to marrow hyperplasia in response to anemia.[emedicine.com]

  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Chronic or occult gastrointestinal bleeding is not apparent to the patient and usually presents as positive fecal occult blood or iron deficiency anemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Although severe anemia can theoretically result in anemic hypoxia, vulnerable pallidal lesions have rarely been described in anemic patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] fissure Necrotizing enterocolitis Malrotation with volvulus Infants aged 1 month to 1 year Esophagitis Gastritis Anal fissure Intussusception Gangrenous bowel Milk protein[emedicine.com] Robust patients with brown stools that test positive for occult blood, on the other hand, may harbor a deadly malignancy or a rapidly fatal aortoenteric fistula.[web.archive.org]

    Missing: Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease

    How often is a positive faecal occult blood test the result of coeliac disease? Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2003 ; 15 : 1097 –1100.[bloodjournal.org] Sjogren's syndrome (a disorder that causes insufficient moisture production by the glands). Cleveland Clinic News & More Cleveland Clinic News & More[my.clevelandclinic.org] anemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Celiac disease and markers of celiac disease latency in patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol. 1990;94:1042–6. Google Scholar 15.[dx.doi.org]

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  • Crohn's Disease

    Moreover, anemia may result from IBD therapies, such as sulfasalazine, which may confound the problem. 7 Anemia of inflammation or anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is characterized[doi.org] Abnormal skin tags in the bottom area and anal fissures are also symptoms of the disease; however, the most common cause of an anal fissure is constipation.[health.clevelandclinic.org] These may include tiny but painful cracks in the skin known as anal fissures; tunneling sores called fistulas that cause abnormal connections between the bowel and the skin[web.archive.org] Up to 70% of patients have complications requiring surgery, including bowel obstruction due to narrowing or strictures symptomatic fistulae persistent anal fissures or abscesses[web.archive.org]

    Missing: Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis

    Following a positive fecal occult blood test, she underwent a colonoscopic examination at a local clinic where she was diagnosed with "right-sided" UC concomitant with incidentally[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sjogren's syndrome, suicide prevention, systemic lupus erythematosus, tardive dyskinesia, tennis elbow, ulcerative colitis, urolithiasis (bladder stones), vision enhancement[web.archive.org] This patient was evaluated for iron deficiency anemia and underwent hemicolectomy for extensive right-side predominant inflammatory pseudopolyps.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However, unless surgery is being considered, treatment of both conditions is similar; Anal fissure (a tear in the mucous membrane that lines the rectum and anus); Infectious[myvmc.com]

  • Pediatric Crohn's Disease

    Moreover, anemia may result from IBD therapies, such as sulfasalazine, which may confound the problem. 7 Anemia of inflammation or anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is characterized[doi.org] These may include tiny but painful cracks in the skin known as anal fissures; tunneling sores called fistulas that cause abnormal connections between the bowel and the skin[web.archive.org] Up to 70% of patients have complications requiring surgery, including bowel obstruction due to narrowing or strictures symptomatic fistulae persistent anal fissures or abscesses[web.archive.org] Anal fissure. This is a small tear in the tissue that lines the anus or in the skin around the anus where infections can occur.[mayoclinic.com]

    Missing: Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Colonic Angiodysplasia

    […] to check for anemia Colonoscopy Stool test for occult (hidden) blood (a positive test result suggests bleeding from the colon) Treatment It is important to find the cause[ufhealth.org] The patient presented with anemia unexpectedly before her aortic valve replacement.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Bacher H, Mischinger HJ, Werkgartner G, Cerwenka H, El-Shabrawi A, Pfeifer J, Schweiger W (1997) Local nitroglycerin for treatment of anal fissures: an alternative to lateral[springermedizin.at] In the subgroup of patients with anemia, mean hemoglobin levels increased from 9.3 (range, 5.5-12.2) g/dl before treatment to 12.6 (range, 7.4-16.7) g/dl after treatment ([ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    CONCLUSION: This study did not uncover relationships between anemia and HRQoL or anemia and fatigue after nonvariceal AUGIB.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] GI bleeding may be due to conditions that are not serious, including: Anal fissure Hemorrhoids GI bleeding may also be a sign of more serious diseases and conditions.[nlm.nih.gov] Anal fissures, or tears in the anal wall, also may trigger small amounts of bright red bleeding from the anus.[emedicinehealth.com] Abstract Arteriovenous malformations of the stomach are rare; blood loss may be manifested either by chronic anemia or by massive recurrent hemorrhage.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Meckel Diverticulum

    Bleeding can be massive, presenting as passage of bright red blood per rectum or less severe and occult, manifesting as guaiac-positive stools or chronic anemia.[cancertherapyadvisor.com] You may need to take iron supplements to treat anemia.[nlm.nih.gov] Alteration of blood produced by slow bowel transit due to minor bleeding in upper gastrointestinal tract Bright red blood stools: Brisk bleeding Stools with blood streak: Anal[en.wikipedia.org] This test checks for anemia or infection. A stool sample may be checked for blood. Barium enema and small bowel series.[stanfordchildrens.org]

    Missing: Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Anal Cancer

    […] of appetite nausea or vomiting mouth ulcers or sore mouth loss of hair narrowing and dryness of the vagina a low white blood cell count, increasing the risk of infection anemia[medicalnewstoday.com] […] or groin areas Most often these types of symptoms are more likely to be caused by benign (non-cancer) conditions, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or anal warts.[cancer.org] […] depend on the individual and the dose used, but they can include fatigue, lowering of blood counts, (including cells that fight infection and help stop bleeding as well as anemia[cancer.net] Grade 2 anemia was observed in 4 % of patients and G3 thrombocytopenia in 10 %. On multivariate analysis a higher PBM-V 20 was associated with lower WBC nadir.[cancerindex.org]

    Missing: Sjogren's Syndrome

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