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Definition of Hematochezia

Hematochezia: Bright red blood in the stool, usually from the lower gastrointestinal tract -- the colon or rectum -- or from hemorrhoids.

The term "hematochezia" is rarely used. "Bright red blood in the stool" is more widely used (and understood).

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Pancreatitis is inflammation of an organ in the abdomen called the pancreas. See Answer
Reviewed on 12/11/2018
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