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What you need to know about gastrointestinal bleeding

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It is important to know that there is no home care for heavy gastrointestinal bleeding.


06 Jul 2020
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What you need to know about gastrointestinal bleeding

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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. Any presence of blood in the stool or in vomit needs to be evaluated in the emergency department. Black or dark stools may represent slow bleeding and should be treated by a doctor. You may initially be diagnosed with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and will likely be referred to a gastroenterologist, a specialist in the digestive tract....

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