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282 Possible Causes for Occult Blood Positive

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Abstract A 42-year-old man with a history of Billroth II-gastrectomy, chronic alcoholism, and malnutrition developed acute tetraparesis, two days before admission. He presented with bilateral, proximal upper and lower limb weakness, limb girdle wasting, bilaterally reduced Achilles tendon reflexes, and bilateral[…][]

  • Hemorrhoids

    PURPOSE: Hemorrhoids have been rarely reported to be a source of transfusion-dependent, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. We report the diagnosis and management of a series of patients in whom hemorrhoids were the source of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding that was severe enough to require transfusion.[…][]

  • 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.[] 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.[] Non-GI sources of blood loss such as hemoptysis and oropharyngeal bleeding can also cause a positive FOBT[ 75 ].[]

  • Acute Gastritis

    Acute gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, which may develop due to the use of certain drugs or other underlying causes that result in abdominal pain and discomfort. The most common symptoms of gastritis are pain or upper abdominal discomfort. Some patients, especially elderly people, may present no[…][]

  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

    Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a cancer syndrome caused by a germline mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene. It is characterized by the presence of hundreds of colonic polyps, which have a high tendency to undergo malignant transformation. Among associated lesions in FAP, desmoid tumors[…][]

  • Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

    Fecal occult blood was positive in all six cases. Serum hemoglobin, potassium, calcium and protein were below the normal range in two cases.[] Anemia, positive stool occult blood, serum electrolyte disturbances, and low serum proteins are the main clinical features of patients with Cronkhite-Canada syndrome.[] ) Serum levels of gastrin- or histamine -fast achlorhydria (absence of stomach acid) Serum micronutrient levels (malabsorption leads to deficiencies) Occult blood testing[]

  • Peptic Esophagitis

    blood positive test acute presentation: melena / hematochezia (20%) hematemesis (30%) both melena and hematemesis (50%) perforation affects up to 6% of ulcer patients 1 generalized[] […] hemorrhage most common complication affecting 14% of ulcer patients 1 most common cause of upper gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage variable presentation incidental: fecal occult[]

  • Jejunal Diverticulosis

    BACKGROUND: Jejunal diverticulosis is a rare entity and is often asymptomatic. However, some of its complications may require acute surgical intervention. This study was performed to evaluate the presentation and outcome of patients who underwent urgent surgery for complicated jejunal diverticulosis. METHODS: A[…][]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Abstract A 77-year-old patient with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma sustained a life-threatening, upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage 1 month after placement of a biliary Wallstent. Radiographic and endoscopic studies revealed a choledocho-arterio-enteric fistula caused by erosion of the stent through the[…][]

  • Colonic Polyp

    Fecal occult blood was positive on two occasions. On examination, a vague mass was palpable in the left upper quadrant of abdomen.[] Polyps may be identified when performing a colonoscopy after a positive bowel cancer screening test (faecal occult blood test), for a family history of bowel cancer, for a[]

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