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Does minor intestinal bleeding cause abdominal pain?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Not always.
Blood is a cathartic agent.
Therefore, when it is present inside the intestine in significant amounts, like a bleeding ulcer, will cause cramping abdominal pain and diarrhea. Bleeding from a tumor tends to bleed slowly like a leaking faucet and may cause no symptoms. Of course, there is no such thing as minor intestinal bleeding--the source of the bleeding must always be investigated.

In brief: Not always.
Blood is a cathartic agent.
Therefore, when it is present inside the intestine in significant amounts, like a bleeding ulcer, will cause cramping abdominal pain and diarrhea. Bleeding from a tumor tends to bleed slowly like a leaking faucet and may cause no symptoms. Of course, there is no such thing as minor intestinal bleeding--the source of the bleeding must always be investigated.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Pain
Or is your question, " do painful abdominal problems cause intestinal bleeding"? -sometimes yes, sometimes no.
Bleeding itself won't cause pain, but what is causing the bleeding might (or not).

In brief: Pain
Or is your question, " do painful abdominal problems cause intestinal bleeding"? -sometimes yes, sometimes no.
Bleeding itself won't cause pain, but what is causing the bleeding might (or not).
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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