Gastrointestinal Bleeding (cont.)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
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