from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Passage of blood from the bowels.
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- noun medicine The presence of fresh blood in
stools, often due to lower gastrointestinalbleeding.
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- noun passage of stools containing blood (as from diverticulosis or colon cancer or peptic ulcer)
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While being investigated, the patient had a life-threatening hematochezia.
A 53 year-old Caucasian man with no previous history of gastrointestinal bleeding presented with sudden, massive hematochezia and abdominal pain; his hemoglobin dropped from 12 to 8.3.
Have you experienced any signs of bleeding (including hematochezia, melena or hematemesis)?
A 52-year-old woman presented with a rectal mass and intermittent hematochezia.
Most Common Traditional Uses: Hemorrhages of various kinds (e.g., coughing blood, vomiting blood, nosebleeds, hematochezia, and metrorrhagia), traumatic injuries with bleeding and pain, stabbing pain in chest and abdomen.