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 Should I talk to my doctor about my GI bleeding symptoms?
- Q Does GI bleeding affect children differently than adults?
- Q Is there a cure for GI bleeding?
- Q What is gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?
- Q What are the symptoms of blood in the stool?
- Q How do other illnesses affect GI bleeding?