Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Summary: Bleeding from the intestines. ...1,2

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Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Signs and symptoms of bleeding in the digestive system include:

  • Bright red vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Bright red blood in your stool or black, tarry stools
  • Pain in your abdomen

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Causes of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

What causes GI bleeding? Many conditions can cause GI bleeding. A doctor can try to find the cause of your bleeding by finding its source. The following conditions, which are listed in alphabetical order, include possible causes of GI bleeding ...4

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Causes List for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Some possible causes of Gastrointestinal Bleeding or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Acute GI bleeding is sudden and can sometimes be severe. Chronic GI bleeding is slight bleeding that can last a long time or may come and go. ...Source: NIDDK (NIH)6 ...

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Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Diagnosis: How do doctors diagnose GI bleeding? To diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, a doctor will first find the site of the bleeding based on your medical history—including what medicines you are taking—and family history, a physical exam, and ...7

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Treatments: Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Treatment: How do doctors treat GI bleeding? Treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding depends on the cause and location of your bleeding. Treatment during a diagnostic procedure During an upper GI endoscopy, a lower GI endoscopy, a colonoscopy, a flexible sigmoidoscopy ...8

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Prevention of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

How can I prevent GI bleeding? Doctors can prevent GI bleeding by treating the conditions that cause the bleeding. You can prevent some of the causes of bleeding in your GI tract by

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Names and Terminology

Does GI bleeding have another name? GI bleeding is also called bleeding in the digestive tract, upper GI bleeding, or lower GI bleeding. The upper ...9

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN002346/ 
  3. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ pe/ livingwith
  4. Source: NIDDK (NIH): health-information/ digestive-diseases/ gastrointestinal-bleeding/ all-content
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NIDDK (NIH): health-information/ digestive-diseases/ gastrointestinal-bleeding/ all-content
  7. ibid.
  8. ibid.
  9. ibid.

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