Gastrointestinal bleeding is a sign that something is wrong with your digestive tract. This could occur in the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon, rectum or anus.
Causes of GI Bleeding
The following are common causes associated with GI bleeding:
Upper GI Bleeding Causes
- Peptic ulcers
- Bacterial infection
- Esophageal varices
- Mallory-Weiss tears
Lower GI Bleeding Causes
Symptoms of GI Bleeding
- Dark stools
- Passing blood through bowel movements
- Vomiting blood
Diagnosis and Treatment
The underlying cause of GI or rectal bleeding can be determined with a physical exam by a doctor and any of the following procedures:
Treatment for GI bleeding is based on the cause of the bleeding and extent of the bleeding.
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