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Hematochezia

  • Ling Dong
  • Rui Zeng
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Abstract

Hematochezia and melena are common symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding. Passage for bright or dark red blood per annum is known as hematochezia while tar-like stool is known as melena. Stool color is dependent on the source of bleeding.

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and People's Medical Publishing House 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ling Dong
    • 1
  • Rui Zeng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySichuan UniversityChengduChina

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