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Most common cause of upper G.I. bleed? Lower G.I. bleed?

Ulcers; diverticulosis


On the form of GI bleeding which can be determined by physical exam?

Variceal bleed


Order to treat GI bleed?

1. Fluid
2. pRBC if HCT under 30 in old/CAD
3. FFP if PT/INR elevated
4. Platelets if below 50K and active bleed
5. Octreotide if variceal
6. EGD


When to do nuclear bleeding scan?


Capsule endoscopy?


Endoscopy shows nothing in massive acute bleed

Need to find vessel for surgery in massive unresponsive hemorrhage

Nothing seen with upper and lower endoscopy

Not useful

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