What are the treatment options for upper GI bleeding?

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Some of the treatment options for upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding will depend on the reason for the bleeding in the first place. If ulcers or other conditions that are creating inflammation and irritation are the problem, those can be treated with some medications. If an endoscopy can show the doctor exactly where the upper GI bleeding is, then medicine can be applied or cauterization could be used to stop any bleeding. If it is overuse of drugs like aspirin or anti-inflammatories that have created a situation that has led to upper GI bleeding, there are some treatment options available to lower the risk of bleeding. If the upper GI bleeding is extreme and the doctor is unable to treat it conservatively, surgery might become a necessity.

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