Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Features suggesting severe upper GI bleeding

Hi!

Features suggesting severe UGI bleeding:


- Presence of blood clots in the vomitus
- Fresh blood in the NG aspirate
- Passage of frank blood per rectum ( Hematochezia)
- Fall in Blood pressure
- Pulse (high)

Note- A fall in systolic blood pressure more than 10 mm Hg and a rise in pulse rate of more than 20 beats/min on change of posture from lying to sitting position suggests severe UGI bleeding.


That would be all
Thank you!

- Jaskunwar Singh

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