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

Ulcers; diverticulosis

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

Variceal bleed

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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

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When to do nuclear bleeding scan?

Angiography?

Capsule endoscopy?

CT/MRI?

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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