Gastric or gastrointestinal GI bleeding indicates a disorder in your digestive tract. While evidence of GI blood may appear in vomiting or stools, testing is usually needed to find the specific source of the bleeding.
Gastric bleeding may emanate from the upper or lower GI. Causes of upper GI bleeding include peptic ulcers, esophageal tears, enlarged veins in esophagus, or esophagitis. Lower GI bleeding results from diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease IBD, tumors, colon polyps, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or proctitis.
SYMPTOMS OF GASTRIC INTESTINAL BLEEDING
Signs of GI bleeding include:
- Red or dark brown bleeding that looks like coffee grounds
- Black, tarry stools
- Rectal bleeding
Other signs might include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Shock, indicated by a drop of blood pressure, urination, rapid pulse, or unconsciousness.
For symptoms of shock, you should immediately go to emergency.
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR GASTRIC BLEEDING
There are so many possible causes of gastric bleeding, you should make an appointment with Dr. Asgeri at Oasis Advanced Gastroenterology to seek out the root cause. He might use tools such as blood tests, stool test, nasogastric lavage, upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, balloon assisted enteroscopy, angiography, or imaging tests to get a picture of what is happening in your gastrointestinal tract. In some cases, you might need surgery to probe the source of the bleed.
Once Dr. Asgeri pinpoints the source of the problem, he treats the underlying condition.
SCHEDULE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT FOR GASTRIC BLEEDING AT OASIS ADVANCED GASTRIC BLEEDING IS A SIGN OF OTHER CONDITIONS. CONTACT OASIS ADVANCED GASTROENTEROLOGY IN PALM SPRINGS TO SCHEDULE A PROCEDURE WITH DR. ASGERI.
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