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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Any presence of blood in the stool or from the upper gastrointestinal tract is significant and needs medical attention. Black or dark stools may represent slow bleeding into the GI tract and should be treated by a physician.

Any significant bleeding into the GI tract, either vomited blood or blood through the rectum, should be evaluated in the emergency department.

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