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Umbillical hernia and GI bleed?

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by Birdy2 Birdy2 (Member) Member

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Hey guys! My friend said she had a pt who had an umbillical hernia with bloody stools and I'm trying to understand how that would happen. I know why hiatal would cause that, but can someone explain how this pt could be having that much blood in her stools? Maybe I'm forgetting something, I don't know. But I can't seem to remember

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Hey guys! My friend said she had a pt who had an umbillical hernia with bloody stools and I'm trying to understand how that would happen. I know why hiatal would cause that, but can someone explain how this pt could be having that much blood in her stools? Maybe I'm forgetting something, I don't know. But I can't seem to remember

Was she saying they were related or two separate problems? Define bloody stools. Was it bright red blood, occult blood, or black tarry stools?

Was she saying the hernia had strangulated the bowel?

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I think the dr had told her that the patient wouldn't get a transfusion (due to her low h/h) because it was just a chronic problem from then hernia. She said that the patient had the hernia for a while. She came in to have it repaired but got pneumonia and flu so it was postponed. While she was on the floor I guess she hd been having large amounts of bright red blood in stools. I hadn't heard of that happening with an umbilllical hernia. Plus the patients h/h was 7.3 and something. I would think they need to transfuse if there's that much blood in her stools. The way she described it it wasn't just dark stools, it was literally filling the toilet when she went to the bathroom

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She didn't say if it had strangulated

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