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hi--sorry for the bleeding.  it is always frightening.  when i had difficulty intubating due to the hernia/slipped valve problem i frequently would nick the valve or some region near it, and this caused bleeding.  a scan to assess the hernia assessed that this was the source of bleeding.  the doctor called it an ulcer,  but discussion with him narrowed it down to the catheter causing the bleeding.  perhaps ulcer is a loose term, i don't know.  i was super careful, used lots of lub and it healed on its own.

as you are aware any amount of gi bleeding always looks like a lot.  check in with us tomorrow as to whether the bleeding is less.   hope so!  janet

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