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What are the symptoms of upper GI bleeding?

Sometimes gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding does not present very obvious symptoms, but is serious all the same. When symptoms are present, they vary depending on whether the bleeding is coming from the lower or upper GI tract. If the bleeding is coming from the upper GI tract, symptoms include vomiting bright red blood, clots, or matter that looks like dark coffee grounds, and having ebony, tar like stool. Lower GI bleeding presents different symptoms like passing blood instead of a stool, or a mixture of the two, making a red or maroon colored stool.

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Should I talk to my doctor about my upper GI bleeding symptoms?
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