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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (cont.)

Gastrointestinal Bleeding Medical Treatment

  • Serious gastrointestinal bleeding can destabilize vital signs. Blood pressure may fall sharply and heart rate may increase.
  • The physician may need to resuscitate the patient with IV fluids and possibly a blood transfusion.
  • In some cases, the patient may need surgery.
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