Definitions

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  • n. The presence of fresh blood in stools, often due to lower gastrointestinal bleeding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Passage of blood from the bowels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. passage of stools containing blood (as from diverticulosis or colon cancer or peptic ulcer)

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Examples

  • While being investigated, the patient had a life-threatening hematochezia.

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  • 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.

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  • Have you experienced any signs of bleeding (including hematochezia, melena or hematemesis)?

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  • A 52-year-old woman presented with a rectal mass and intermittent hematochezia.

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  • 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.

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