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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (cont.)

Gastrointestinal Bleeding Prognosis

The outcome of treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding greatly depends on several factors including:

  • The cause and location of the bleeding
  • The rate of bleeding when the person sees a doctor
  • Prior health problems and conditions

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery

REFERENCES:

MedscapeReference. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding.

MedscapeReference. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
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