What are symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding?

MANY. There is no specific symptom but here are some: bleeding, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, vomiting blood, blood per rectum, black stools to name a few.
See below. Lightheadedness, pale color, nausea, black tarry stools, maroon stools and bright red blood in the stool are symptoms of GI bleeding. Abdominal pain may or may not be present. Severe bleeding is usually associated with an increase in bowel movement frequency along with the above.

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What are the symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding in a male?

Black or bloody . Stools, if you have black, really foul smelling stools then it's usually an upper GI bleed and if there is frank blood in the stool then it's likely a lower GI bleed. Also, blood is a cathartic which means you may have very loose stools as well. Read more...

What are the symptoms of upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

Melena. Or black tarry stools usually. Also, blood is a cathartic which means you may have very loose stools. If the bleeding persists you can become anemic and symptoms of that are lightheadedness, pale skin and pale conjunctivae in your eyes. Read more...

Why gastrointestinal bleeding?

GI Bleeding. Gi bleeding can come from upper GI tract or lower.Upper gibleed comes from bleeding in the stomach, due to bleeding ulcer or as a result of Aspirin like drugs causing abrasions, and due to cancer, or esophageal varices dut ti cirrhosis liver.Lower GI bleeding comes from large bowel or rectum, it can be due to polyp, ibd, hemorroids and cancer to list a few causes. Read more...
Many. Varices, ulcers, vascular abnormalities, cancers, polyps, diverticulosis, ibd or hemorrhoids to name a few. Read more...

What are signs of upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

Black, tarry stools. Bleeding in the gastrointestinal (gi, gut) tract can be unnoticed if low amounts and intermittent. Lower GI bleeds can result in bright red blood per rectum (brbpr) or maroon stools. Bleeding in the upper GI tract passes through the bowels and gets transformed to a black tarry, or sometimes called "coffee grounds" look. A simple test for blood is the fecal (stool) occult blood test. Read more...

What are possible causes of gastrointestinal bleeding?

MANY. There are many causes for a gastrointestinal bleed. To name a few: ulcers, varices, cancer, medications, arterial venous malformations, polyps and hemorrhoids. The best thing is to see a gastroenterologist who can perform and upper endoscopy and/or colonoscopy to find the cause and provide the best treatment. Read more...
Many. Stomach or intestinal ulcers, tumors, and vascular malformations are common causes of black stools (old blood). Colon cancer, diverticulosis, vascular malformations, colon ulcers, hemorrhoids and polyps are common causes of bright red blood in stool. All should be evaluated. Read more...

How to tell my husband I think I have gastrointestinal bleeding?

EASY ~ TELL HIM. Most importantly is to inform your healthcare provider and get evaluated soon. Read more...
Just tell him. If you think you have bleeding see your doctor. I can think of no reason not to tell your husband. If you have significant bleeding you need to go to the emergency room. Delaying evaluation is never a good idea. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Gastrointestinal bleeding?

As pointed by GI Ble. The words provide the definition: Gastro or Gastric means stomach; Intestine means bowel. So it is the term sued for bleeding from the stomach or from the intestines. Since they are linked together, blood can go out via the mouth( if coming from the stomach) and though a bowel movement if the source is anywhere in the digestive tract(stomach as well as the intestines). Read more...
Blood in GI Tract. A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space its called GI bleeding. Read more...