What is Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging?
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a sign of a potential life threatening digestive tract problem. Although blood frequently appears in feces or vomit, it is not always visible, however it may give the stool a dark or tarry appearance. The severity of the bleeding can range from minor to severe, and it can be fatal.
When necessary, sophisticated imaging technologies can generally pinpoint the source of the bleeding. The type of treatment is determined on the source of the bleeding.
What are common symptoms for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging?
The signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding might be visible (overt) or hidden (occult). The signs and symptoms vary according to the site of the bleed, which can occur anywhere along the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, and the pace of bleeding.
Overt bleeding may manifest itself in the following ways:
- Vomiting blood, which may be crimson or dark brown in color and has the texture of coffee grounds
- Stool, black and tarry
- Rectal hemorrhage, which occurs most frequently in or with stool
You may have the following symptoms of occult bleeding:
- Breathing difficulties
- Pain in the chest
- Pain in the abdomen
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging Social Security Benefits
Simply having gastrointestinal hemorrhaging does not automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits. Numerous factors must be evaluated before determining eligibility for benefits.
For example, you must have been ill for at least 12 months or be expected to be ill for at least 12 months. Additionally, documentation in the form of medical records — including documented clinical and laboratory findings — is required.
Additionally, any medically appropriate photos should be included in the report (e.g., x-rays, scans). A suitable mechanism should also be employed to demonstrate that your doctor used the proper technique for evaluation and diagnosis. Additionally, the effects of the treatment are evaluated to see whether the treatment is improving the patient’s condition and whether it is the best appropriate treatment available.
To be eligible for benefits, you must have experienced gastrointestinal hemorrhage as a result of any reason that necessitated a blood transfusion. It makes no difference whether you required hospitalization or not. The needed blood transfusion should have been at least 10cc of blood per kilogram of body weight and administered at least three times in a six-month period. Additionally, the transfusions should have occurred at least 30 days apart over a six-month period.
Additionally, the following elements are required:
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging Disability Case
If you are seriously disabled as a result of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and are unable to work, you most likely will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. While establishing total disability as a result of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging may be challenging, collaborating with medical specialists, disability attorneys, and activists can raise the likelihood of achieving a favorable verdict.
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