Ischemic colitis in athletes.

  title={Ischemic colitis in athletes.},
  author={Edward R Eichner},
  journal={Current sports medicine reports},
  volume={10 5},
Introduction Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding can occur in marathoners and other endurance athletes. Early studies suggested that about 2% of marathoners occasionally had seen blood in their stools, especially after a long, hard run, and about 20% had occult fecal blood after a marathon (6). Recent reviews of lower GI distress in endurance athletes and of exertional abdominal pain in athletes note how common diarrhea is in marathoners, for example, and cover the common causes of GI bleeding in… CONTINUE READING
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