Gastrointestinal Bleeding is not a disease by itself but a symptom of a disorder in the digestive tract. The blood often appears in stools or in vomit. Level of bleeding ranges from mild to life-threatening. Finding the cause of bleeding other than colon cannot be identified easily. Symptoms are:
• Blood in vomiting or stools
• Tar colored stools
• Pale skin color
HOW IS GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis for gastrointestinal bleeding is endoscopy or colonoscopy. In either case, the exact location of the bleeding can be ascertained. Blood tests are also done to get the blood chemistry reports.
HOW IS GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING TREATED?
The treatment focuses on resuscitation using intravenous fluids. There are also medications that may help in improving the symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is no home cure for heavy Gastrointestinal Bleeding