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internal bleeding

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 12, 2007
  • 00:44 AM

My nephew's grandfather was recently admitted to the hospital after numerous fainting spells. He's shown signs of abnormal bleeding, and has had severe diarrhea. At the hospital, he was shown to be bleeding internally - and has actually lost half of his blood. They're unable to find a cause for the bleeding, and for reasons I'd rather not explain at this time, we suspect that a relative may be poisoning him. Are we way off base? Does anyone know if poisoning of any kind would cause these symptoms?

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  • It is purely speculative to suggest that someone is trying to poison him on grounds of this alone. There are obviously poisons that could cause these effects (e.g. anticoagulant rat poisons). Certain medicines could cause this also (warfarin is actually both a rat poison and a medicine at lower doses) if for instance he has a stomach ulcer. There could be a natural cause also.
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