Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a symptom of a disorder in your digestive tract. The blood often appears in stool or vomit but isn't always visible, though it may cause the stool to look black or tarry. The level of bleeding can range from mild to severe and life-threatening.

Bleeding in the stomach or colon can usually be easily identified, but finding the cause of bleeding that occurs in the small intestine can be difficult. But sophisticated imaging technology can usually locate the problem, and minimally invasive procedures often can fix it.

Endoscopy can be useful, not only in diagnosing Gastrointestinal Bleeding bleeding, but also for treating it. The use of special scopes with a camera and laser attachment, along with medications, can be used to stop the bleeding. In addition, tools can be used with a scope to apply clips to the bleeding vessels to stop the bleeding.

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