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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 the underlying issues associated with GI bleeding differ depending on the issue.

GI bleeding is first treated by stabilizing and possibly transfusing the patient.

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