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How common is lower GI bleeding?

Many different conditions can cause lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, from the common to the extreme. Probably the most common cause of lower GI bleeding is hemorrhoids. Due to the inflammation and minor tearing that can happen in the tissues of the anus, minor bleeding may occur when you have difficult bowel movements. Although this type of lower GI bleeding is common, you shouldn't assume that it is the only problem if you notice blood on or in your stool.

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Is lower GI bleeding serious?
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Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding can be very serious. While the blood you see could merely be mi...
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Is there a cure for lower GI bleeding?
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Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding can be treated and controlled, but there is no cure for the ble...
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How does lower GI bleeding affect the body?
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Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding affects the body by acting as a symptom of another problem. Low...
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What causes lower GI bleeding?
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GI  bleeding is caused by a variety of underlying conditions that vary depending   on where the blee...
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