14. COLONOSCOPY FINDINGS IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH BLEEDING PER RECTUM

Sheema Khan

Department of Medicine, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar - Pakistan

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of study was to determine the frequency of different causes of lower gastrointestinal bleeding as
found on colonoscoy in patients presenting with bleeding per rectum.
Material and Methods: A cross sectional study, in which 100 patients with lower gastrointestinal bleed presenting to
medical A ward Khyber Teaching Hospital and those referred to private clinic for colonoscopy were included during
the period May 2013 to August 2013.
Results: Out of 100, 43% patients had hemorroids, 19% patients had ulcerative colitis, 14% patients had colorectal
carcinoma, 12% patients had polyps, 6% patients had infective colitis, 2% patients had anal fissure, 2% had radiation
proctitis, 1% had solitary rectal ulcer and 1% were found to have familial adenomatous polyposis.

Keywords: Lower gastrointestinal bleed, colonoscopy

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