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What increases my risk for upper GI bleeding?

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, and medications such as steroids, and anticoagulants.

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What are the symptoms of upper GI bleeding?
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Sometimes gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding does not present very obvious symptoms, but is serious ...
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Is upper GI bleeding serious?
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When it occurs, upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding can be very serious and should not be taken lig...
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What is the rate of prevalence for upper GI bleeding?
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Since upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a symptom of another problem, the rate of incidence ca...
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Is there a cure for upper GI bleeding?
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Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is usually a symptom of a health condition. It can be control...
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