There are many different risk factors for GI bleeding. Most times, GI bleeding is found in those of an older age. Some think this is because of increased pain medication usage, which can attribute to GI bleeding. Additionally previous ulcers may increase your risk for developing GI bleeding. In addition to these risk factors, GI bleeding is also associated with frequent usage of alcohol, steroids, and anticoagulants.
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with GI bleeding?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my GI bleeding symptoms?
- Q What is gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?
- Q How does GI bleeding affect the body?
- Q Can GI bleeding be prevented?
- Q How is blood in the stool treated?