Angiodysplasia of the colon
- Heart problems.
- Kidney problems.
- Lung problems.
- von Willebrand syndrome.
- Blood vessel problems.
- Normal contractions of the colon.
- Shortness of breath.
- Dark, tarry stools.
- Complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia.
- Colonoscopy.Selective mesenteric angiography is a useful diagnostic technique, especially in patients with massive bleeding in whom a colonoscopic diagnosis is difficult.
- Stool test for occult (hidden) blood (a positive test result suggests bleeding from the colon).
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