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Melanie M. Panchal, ARNP

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Associations
American Gastroenterological Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Personal Interests
When not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and son. I also enjoy trying new restaurants, cooking, traveling.
Board Certifications
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Nurse Practitioner/Med
Clinical Interests
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • inflammatory bowel disease
Blog Posts
By: Melanie M Panchal, ARNP
Monday, July 20, 2015
Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is blood loss from your gastrointestinal tract from any site from your mouth to your rectum. The level of bleeding can range from mild to severe and life threatening. Small amounts of bleeding over a long period of time can cause iron deficiency anemia with symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, and weakness. GIB is divided into two different types: upper GIB and lower GIB. 

Here is what you should know about upper and lower GIB:

By: Melanie M Panchal, ARNP
Monday, December 22, 2014

Diarrhea can quickly deplete the body's supply of water and electrolytes (such as sodium and potassium) that tissues need to function.

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