What is Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is not a disease. It is a symptom of disorder or any problem in the digestive tract which can occur in any part of the digestive system. Symptoms and treatment may vary depending on the type of gastrointestinal bleeding.
Types of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
There are two types of GI bleeding
- Upper GI bleeding
- Lower GI bleeding
Upper GI bleeding can occur in the upper part of the digestive tract like esophagus, stomach and initial part of the small intestine. Lower GI bleeding can occur in the lower part of the small intestine, large intestine and anus.