Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding can be treated and controlled, but there is no cure for the bleeding itself. Since it is a sign of another illness or condition, usually affecting the GI tract, lower GI bleeding must be treated each time it transpires. It is possible, however, to cure some of the conditions that may be causing the bleeding. For example, an ulcer may be surgically corrected, or bleeding polyps may be removed.
- Q How common is lower GI bleeding?
- Q Can lower GI bleeding be prevented?
- Q What are the treatment options for lower GI bleeding?
- Q Is lower GI bleeding serious?
- Q What is lower GI bleeding?
- Q How do other illnesses affect lower GI bleeding?