Gastrointestinal Bleeding (cont.)
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What are the signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools. Vomited blood from bleeding in the stomach may look like "coffee grounds." Symptoms associated with blood loss can include
What causes gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?
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The causes of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are classified into upper or lower, depending on their location in the GI tract. Because GI bleeding is a symptom of many conditions, these conditions are all risk factors for getting a GI bleed.
What are causes and risk factors for upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/17/2016
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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