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 Is there a cure for GI bleeding?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my GI bleeding symptoms?
- Q How is GI bleeding treated?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with GI bleeding?
- Q What causes gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?
- Q How is GI bleeding diagnosed?