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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, liver disease, gastritis, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and varices. In the lower GI tract causes of bleeding include, a tumor, colon cancer, ulcers, polyps, colitis, diverticulosis, and hemorrhoids.

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