Angiodysplasia of the Colon
(Colonic Angiodysplasia, Arteriovenous Malformations [AVM] of the Colon)
|Normal Anatomy of the Intestines|
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- Increased age
- Colon spasms that enlarge blood vessels in the area
- Age: over 60
- Injury to the GI tract
- Heart problems
- Kidney problems
- Lung problems
- von Willebrand's disease—a disorder of the blood
- Blood vessel problems
- Normal contractions of the colon
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Shortness of breath
- Dark, tarry stools
- Blood tests
- Stool tests
AGS Foundation for Health in Aging http://www.healthinaging.org
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology http://www.cag-acg.org
Canadian Digestive Health Foundation http://www.cdhf.ca
Angiodysplasia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed . Updated October 30, 2012. Accessed July 26, 2013.
American Gastroenterological Association. AGA guideline: evaluation and management of occult and obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Gastroenterology . 2000;118:197.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 07/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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