- Q What increases my risk for GI bleeding?
There are many different risk factors for GI bleeding. Most times, GI bleeding is found in those of an older age. Some think this is because of increased pain medication usage, which can attribute to GI bleeding. Additionally previous ulcers may increase... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for GI bleeding?
There are no alternative treatments for GI bleeding. GI bleeding must be treated swiftly and promptly with the best and proven treatments. There may be some alternative treatments for the condition causing GI bleeding but that will also vary depending on... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat GI bleeding?
There are no medications prescribed for GI bleeding. Most times, your doctor will prescribe intravenous fluids or a blood transfusion to deal with immediate problems. In fact, the overuse some medications like NSAID pain relievers are believed to... Full Answer
- Q How does GI bleeding affect the body?
GI bleeding is a frightening condition for the person who suffers from it. However, it can also signify a worse underlying condition. The way those underlying conditions affect the body vary depending on which condition it is. Most GI bleeding results... Full Answer
- Q How is GI bleeding treated?
Immediate treatment of the GI bleeding includes intravenous fluids to replace those lost during bleeding, opening of the airways, and blood transfusions. However, this only treats the immediate bleeding and not the underlying problem. Treatments for... Full Answer
- Q How is GI bleeding diagnosed?
Usually, your doctor can diagnose GI bleeding by examining your symptoms and seeing the evidence either in your vomit or in your stools. In order to diagnose underlying conditions like ulcers, your doctor may perform an endoscopy or an upper GI series.... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect GI bleeding?
The underlying conditions for GI bleeding can be even more serious than the actual illness. This is because GI bleeding is often associated with some very serious illnesses. Some of these underlying conditions in the upper GI tract are ulcers,... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for GI bleeding?
GI bleeding is curable only in as much as the underlying condition that causes GI bleeding is curable. Certain conditions that cause GI bleeding can be cured while others cannot. It was once thought that ulcers could be cured by changes to your diet. The... Full Answer
- Q What could cause rectal itching, bleeding, and pain after BM?
Dr. Evelyn Minaya, Obstetrics & GynecologyThe most common cause for rectal itching, bleeding and pain comes from external and internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids refer to veins in the rectal area that can get inflamed and irritated by sitting for long periods of time, childbirth, and constipation.... Full Answer