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melenic versus melanotic

Posted By: gg on 2007-11-19
In Reply to: If pertains to stool, melenic nm - M.A.

Subject: melenic versus melanotic

melanotic is a proper word, as in melanotic urine when a patient has melanoma....but it should be melenic when pertaining to stool.

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melenic or melanotic
Subject: melenic or melanotic

I believe that is not correct. It is melenic stools. look at the definition. melanotic refers to the skin, melenic refers to black, tarry.

hmmm melanotic or melenic???
Subject: hmmm melanotic or melenic???

they are saying melanotic stools.. is that right??
melanotic nm
Subject: melanotic nm

melanotic stool?
Subject: melanotic stool?

Can stool be melanotic or is this always melenic?

Thanks for your help!

yes, melanotic stools nm
Subject: yes, melanotic stools nm

all MDs say melanotic and they're wrong..regarding
Subject: all MDs say melanotic and they're wrong..regarding

yep, they make up their own words........good thing we are all researchers....oh and if MDs spell a drug?  95% they are spelling them incorrectly.....as a matter of fact, IF an MD spells a drug that I don't know, I AUTOMATICALLY look it up.....like a knee-jerk reflex....*lol*
It is melenic.
Subject: It is melenic.

Melanotic is a word but it pertains to melanin or skin pigment. Melenic pertains to melena or black stool. Note the As and Es. Many doctors use this term incorrectly, and many MTs too! I always change it.
Subject: melenic

"Melanotic - referring to the presence of melanin. Often confused with melenic. Melenic stools, not melanotic stools." Vera Pyle Eighth edition
Subject: melenic

melenic stools
I always go with melenic...
Subject: I always go with melenic...

there is no melanotic, as far as I know, as much as doctors seem to wish there were.
melenic, as per Sted's GI/GU 3rd edition. nm
Subject: melenic, as per Sted's GI/GU 3rd edition. nm

If pertains to stool, melenic nm
Subject: If pertains to stool, melenic nm

Referring to stool, melenic NM
Subject: Referring to stool, melenic NM

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