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What do I need to know about caring for someone with GI bleeding?

You can care for someone with GI bleeding by following the indications of their doctor regarding treatment and prevention. They can also manage this condition by keeping close track of any symptoms and avoiding those things that aggravate the condition. Aggravates of GI bleeding include smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking steroids or pain relievers. Additionally, help them to manage the conditions that are causing GI bleeding.

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Is GI bleeding serious?
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GI bleeding can be very frightening when it is found in your feces, mucus, or vomit. However, th...
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Is there a cure for GI bleeding?
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GI bleeding is curable only in as much as the underlying condition that causes GI bleeding is curabl...
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What is the rate of incidence for GI bleeding?
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Around 95 million people in the United States alone suffer from some sort of digestive problem. 10 m...
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How is GI bleeding diagnosed?
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Usually, your doctor can diagnose GI bleeding by examining your symptoms and seeing the evidence eit...
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