Gastrointestinal bleeding (GI) is a symptom of a disorder in your digestive tract. Blood is common in stool or vomit, but is not always visible, although it can make the stool appear black or tarry. The level of bleeding can vary from mild to severe and can be life threatening.
Sophisticated imaging technology can usually pinpoint the cause of the bleeding if necessary. Treatment depends on the source of the bleeding. Gastrointestinal bleeding Treatment in Hyderabad
The signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding can be obvious (open) or hidden (hidden). Signs and symptoms depend on the location of the bleeding, which can be anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract where it begins – the mouth – at the end – the anus – and the rate of bleeding.
Excessive bleeding can occur as:
- Vomiting blood, which may be red or dark brown in texture, similar to coffee grounds
- Black and tarry stool
- Rectal bleeding, usually in or with stool
- Esophageal varices
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- Gastrointestinal bleeding can occur in the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract. This can have several causes.
Bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract
The causes can be:
- Stomach ulcer. It is the leading cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Stomach ulcers are sores that develop on the lining of the stomach and in the upper part of the small intestine. Stomach acid, either from bacteria or from the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, damages the lining and leads to the formation of wounds. Gastrointestinal bleeding Treatment in Hyderabad
To prevent gastrointestinal bleeding:
- Limit the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Limit your alcohol consumption.
- If you smoke, quit.
- If you have GERD, follow your doctor’s instructions for treatment.