Posts Tagged ‘hematochezia’

37-Year-Old Man with Ulcerative Colitis and Bloody Diarrhea

Posted by • August 15th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 37-year-old man with ulcerative colitis was admitted to the hospital because of abdominal cramping, diarrhea, hematochezia, fever to a peak temperature of 38.8°C, and drenching night sweats. Several weeks earlier, he had performed home fecal transplantation. Bloody diarrhea is characteristic of infections caused by Escherichia… Read More…

The Search is On

Posted by • February 8th, 2013

In the latest article in our Clinical Problem-Solving series, an 81-year-old man presented to the emergency department with hematochezia and hematemesis, which began after he was awakened by an urgent need to move his bowels. He did not have abdominal pain, black stools, dysphagia, or odynophagia. An aortoenteric fistula is a communication between the aorta and… Read More…