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GI bleeding

GI bleeding: Introduction

GI bleeding: gastrointestinal bleeding refers to any bleeding that starts in the gastrointestinal tract, which extends from the mouth to the large bowel. See detailed information below for a list of 108 causes of GI bleeding, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of GI bleeding:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of GI bleeding. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of GI bleeding

Home Diagnostic Testing and GI bleeding

Home medical tests possibly related to GI bleeding:

GI bleeding: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with GI bleeding, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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GI bleeding Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of GI bleeding may include:

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GI bleeding: Animations

GI bleeding: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for GI bleeding may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to GI bleeding

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GI bleeding: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and GI bleeding

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GI bleeding: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of GI bleeding listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of GI bleeding as a symptom include:

Definitions of GI bleeding:

Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of GI bleeding

The list below shows some of the causes of GI bleeding mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of GI bleeding?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of GI bleeding. Of the 108 causes of GI bleeding that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 98 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: GI bleeding:

The following list of conditions have 'GI bleeding' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of GI bleeding Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of GI bleeding based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    What are the alternative names for GI bleeding:

    Gastrointestinal haemorrhage, Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, Hematochezia, Melaena, Melena, PR bleeding, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Anal haemorrhage, BRBPR, Bleeding per rectum, Blood in faeces, Blood loss from GI tract, Bloody stool
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of GI bleeding:

    Medical Conditions associated with GI bleeding:

    Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes)

    Symptoms related to GI bleeding:

    Peptic ulcers, Bowel inflammation (20 causes), Stomach bleeding (4 causes), Esophageal bleeding, Intestinal bleeding (218 causes), Colon polyps, Stomach ulcers, Rectal bleeding (324 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for GI bleeding

    Medical research papers related to GI bleeding include:

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