In what circumstances might a hemorrhage be undetected or unreported by a patient?

Updated: Nov 26, 2019
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The patient notices hemorrhage from most body organs. Epistaxis, hemoptysis, or hematuria of sufficient degree to cause anemia is usually reported to the physician long b

efore iron deficiency ensues. However, bleeding from either the uterus or the GI tract may be disregarded by the patient or be totally undetected until the anemia becomes profound and symptomatic.

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