Lower Gi Bleeding
Lower Gastrointestinal Bleed is the bleeding originating from the lower GI tract, i.e., colon, rectum, and anus. If blood seeps into the GI tract, it signifies a severe injury or disorder in any of its parts. The amount of blood loss due to GI bleeding can range from mild to severe and life-threatening if not treated in time.
Causes Of GI Bleeding
The causes of Lower GI bleeding include:
Diverticular disease: Small, bulging pouches in the digestive tract (diverticulosis).
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Inflammation and sores in the colon and rectum (ulcerative colitis).
Colon polyps: Small clumps of cells form on the colon lining.
Hemorrhoids: Swollen veins in the anus or lower rectum region.
Tumors: Benign or cancerous tumors in the colon or rectum.
Symptoms Of GI Bleeding
- Red or dark brown blood through vomiting or stools
- Black or tarry stools
- Rectal bleeding in stools
- Lightheadedness or fainting
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest or abdominal pain
Treatments For GI Bleeding
At Deccan Clinic, our gastrointestinal surgeon in Pune assigns GI bleeding treatments based on the origin and severity of blood loss. They offer the most advanced laparoscopy surgeries for GI bleeding caused by peptic ulcers, colon polyps, or cancerous tumors.
GI bleed can prove fatal, so consult our GI experts immediately if you notice any of the above symptoms.