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Gastrointestinal bleeding Treatments

Gastrointestinal bleeding: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment plans for gastrointestinal bleeding are individualized depending on the underlying cause, the presence of coexisting diseases and complications, the age of the patient, and other factors.

It is possible that some types of gastrointestinal bleeding will resolve by themselves. Many causes of gastrointestinal bleeding, such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, gastritis or constipation can be effectively treated with relatively simple measures. These may include changes in diet, drinking lots of water, exercise, medications, and/or minor outpatient surgical procedures.

Other causes of gastrointestinal bleeding, such as colorectal cancer, esophageal varices, or perforated peptic ulcers need more intensive treatment. Treatment may involve hospitalization, multiple oral or intravenous medications, chemotherapy, radiation, and/or endoscopy surgical procedures to stop bleeding directly at the site of the problem. Blood transfusion may be needed when gastrointestinal bleeding results in anemia.

Treatments for Gastrointestinal bleeding

The following treatments are listed for Gastrointestinal bleeding in our knowledge base:

Latest treatments for Gastrointestinal bleeding

The following medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Gastrointestinal bleeding:

  • IV fluid
  • Cryoprecipitates
  • Fresh frozen plasma
  • Factor VIII concentrates
  • Humate-P
  • Profilate
  • Alphanate
  • Monoclate-P
  • Profilnine
  • Autoplex
  • Alphanine
  • Amicar

Treatments for Causes of Gastrointestinal bleeding

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Gastrointestinal bleeding:

More causes: not all possible causes for Gastrointestinal bleeding are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Gastrointestinal bleeding.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Gastrointestinal bleeding:

The following list of conditions have 'Gastrointestinal 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.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Gastrointestinal bleeding or choose View All.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Gastrointestinal bleeding:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Gastrointestinal bleeding' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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