Rectal Bleeding

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the September 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Emergency Department Management of Patients With Rectal Bleeding


Risk factors

Differential diagnosis

Prehospital care

ED history and physical exam

Diagnostic studies

  • Laboratory testing
  • Imaging studies


  • Transfusion
  • Coagulation reversal
  • Embolization

Special Populations

  • Pediatrics
  • Pregnant patients
  • Elderly patients

Scoring systems


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