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How does lower GI bleeding affect the body?

Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding affects the body by acting as a symptom of another problem. Lower GI bleeding itself is painless, but continued bleeding without treatment could take its toll on the body, causing anemia. A sudden loss of blood due to lower GI bleeding can make it difficult to urinate and could cause issues with breathing and blood pressure. Lower GI bleeding, left untreated, could be life threatening.

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How do I manage my lower GI bleeding on a daily basis?
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Are there alternative treatments for lower GI bleeding?
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Can lower GI bleeding have any complications?
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Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding actually is a complication of another condition. What you a...
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What is lower GI bleeding?
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