Fitness and health 20.2.2017 07:26 am

Gastrointestinal: Bleeding where you shouldn’t

Signs to watch for include bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is when bleeding occurs in any part of the gastrointestinal tract. GI bleeding itself is not a disease, but a symptom of any number of conditions. The GI tract includes your oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), rectum, and anus.

Gastrointestinal: Bleeding where you shouldn’t
Gastrointestinal: Bleeding where you shouldn’t

Gastrointestinal: Bleeding where you shouldn’t

Signs to watch for include bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.

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