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What is the definition or description of: Gastrointestinal bleeding?

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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