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A 78-year-old woman in otherwise good health schedules a visit with her primary care physician because she has been experiencing blood in her stool that she describes as “maroon.” Her past medical history is significant for psoriasis
and mild degenerative joint disease. In thinking about the possible causes of her lower gastrointestinal bleed, which of the following lists is in order of most common to least common?
(A) Angiodysplasia > cancer/polyp > diverticulosis
(B) Angiodysplasia > diverticulosis > cancer/polyp
(C) Cancer/polyp > diverticulosis > angiodysplasia
(D) Diverticulosis > angiodysplasia > cancer/polyp
(E) Diverticulosis > cancer/polyp > angiodysplasia
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(D) Diverticulosis > angiodysplasia > cancer/polyp
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My answer is D) Diverticulosis > angiodysplasia > cancer/polyp
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Angiodysplasia is the most common vascular abnormality of the GI tract. After diverticulosis, it is the second leading cause of lower GI bleeding in patients older than 60 years.
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Angiodysplasia is the most common vascular abnormality of the GI tract. After diverticulosis, it is the second leading cause of lower GI bleeding in patients older than 60 years.
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Yes thought the same. But Q bank answer is E. Thats why I posted this question. I think Q bank answer is wrong.

MTB says: Diverticulosis>angiodysplasia>polyp/cancer.
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A 78-year-old woman in otherwise good health schedules a visit with her primary care physician because she has been experiencing blood in her stool that she describes as “maroon.” Her past medical history is significant for psoriasis
and mild degenerative joint disease. In thinking about the possible causes of her lower gastrointestinal bleed, which of the following lists is in order of most common to least common?
(A) Angiodysplasia > cancer/polyp > diverticulosis
(B) Angiodysplasia > diverticulosis > cancer/polyp
(C) Cancer/polyp > diverticulosis > angiodysplasia
(D) Diverticulosis > angiodysplasia > cancer/polyp
(E) Diverticulosis > cancer/polyp > angiodysplasia
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i will choose E
my reason for this is the age the guy is 78 so i guess
diverticulosis > cancer > angiodysplasia

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