Spontaneous retroperitoneal bleeding in patients on chronic hemodialysis.

  title={Spontaneous retroperitoneal bleeding in patients on chronic hemodialysis.},
  author={Jugoslav S. Milutinovich and William C. Follette and Belding H. Scribner},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={86 2},
Six patients developed spontaneous retroperitoneal bleeding while on maintenance dialysis (3% of all patients so treated). At the time of the bleeding episode, four patients were receiving Coumadin for prevention of recurrent clotting problems in external shunts. In three patients, including two who had not received Coumadin, bleeding developed while on dialysis. The presenting common symptoms and signs of retroperitoneal bleeding included sudden and progressive abdominal pain with blood… CONTINUE READING