Intestinal / Stomach Bleeding
Bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the intestines and stomach, is a symptom of many different diseases, some of which may be life-threatening. Many cases of bleeding are a result of ulcers or hemorrhoids, which can be treated, but still require prompt treatment.
Causes of Intestinal / Stomach Bleeding
Intestinal or stomach bleeding can be caused by a number of different conditions, which may include the following:
- Irritable bowel disease
- Crohn's disease
Symptoms of Intestinal / Stomach Bleeding
Depending on the location and severity of the bleeding, some people may be unaware of their condition, while others may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Stool that is either dark or bright red
- Vomit that is bloody or granular
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal cramping
Diagnosis of Intestinal / Stomach Bleeding
It is important to locate the site of the bleeding in order to properly diagnose and treat the condition. Diagnosis of intestinal or stomach bleeding is accomplished after a thorough medical examination and some of the following tests:
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Barium X-ray
Treatment of Intestinal / Stomach Bleeding
Treatment for intestinal or stomach bleeding depends on the underlying cause and whether the condition is acute or chronic. Treatment options can range from simple lifestyle changes, to medication, to tumor resection. Chemicals may be injected during a diagnostic endoscopy to help control the bleeding before further action is taken.
To learn more about our Intestinal / Stomach Bleeding Services, please contact us at (516) 627-5262 today to schedule an appointment.