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Rectal bleeding

A hour after this picture was taken, this man had severe rectal bleeding.

Definition

Bleed per rectum/find blood in your poo. (If you put the blood in the poo afterwards, this does not count. That's just weird.)

Melaena is passage of black, tarry stools from bleeding higher up in the GI tract which has been digested.

Epidemiology

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Pathophysiology

Clinical and Associated Features

Differential Diagnosis

Investigations

Management