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 from ulcers. Ulcers can affect your body when they burst and eat away at the lining around it, or when they cause swelling and scarring that blocks passageways.

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