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Does GI bleeding affect children differently than adults?

Anyone can develop GI bleeding. However, this condition is mostly found in the elderly. Some think this is because of increased pain medication usage, which can attribute to GI bleeding. Others think the elderly get GI bleeding because of previous ulcers that increase your risk for this condition.

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How is GI bleeding treated?
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with GI bleeding?
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How is GI bleeding diagnosed?
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What causes gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?
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