23 Lower GI Bleed

Lower GI Bleeding

Lower GI bleed are presented with heamatochezia stool instead of melena

  • Melena refers to¬†black stools, while hematochezia refers to fresh, red or maroon colour (blood) in your stool. This blood might be mixed in with your stool or come out separately.
  • Hematochezia usually comes from the colon, while melena usually comes from a higher point in your GI tract