Gastrointestinal bleeding - GI bleeding information and locations in Mexico

Gastrointestinal bleeding or GI bleeding is a symptom of disorders in the digestive tract that causes mild or severe blood in stool and vomit, difficulty breathing, chest and abdominal pain.
GI bleeding can occur anywhere on the digestive tract; esophagus, stomach, intestines, and anus. To confirm and locate the source of bleeding, your specialist will conduct a physical exam and order tests that might include a blood test, stool test, upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and CT scan.

In some cases, GI bleeding heals on its own or with medication, if it doesn’t improve or can’t be treated with medication, the specialist will conduct an endoscopy or colonoscopy; where will pass surgical tools through the scope to stop the bleeding. Depending on the type of bleeding, the endoscopist can inject medication to the bleeding site, use clips to close off the vessels, or heat treatment to seal the vessel.

Causes of gastrointestinal bleeding

Upper GI bleeding
Upper GI bleeding occurs on the upper digestive tract and can be caused by ulcers, gastritis, polyps, esophageal varices, esophagitis, or cancer in the esophagus, stomach, or small intestine.
Lower GI bleeding
Lower GI bleeding occurs on the lower digestive tract and can be caused by abnormal growths of the blood vessels, inflammatory bowel diseases, hemorrhoids, tears in the anus, polyps, colitis, and cancer in the colon, rectum, or anus.
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Gastrointestinal bleeding
Procedure: 60 min.
Hospital stay: 2 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 3 - 10 days
After surgery
Out of town patients do not require follow-ups with the endoscopist after the procedure. Patients are clear for flying after 3 - 10 days from the gastrointestinal bleeding.
Note: Consult with your specialist for follow-up or additional care after the procedure upon your return.
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Gastrointestinal bleeding frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the procedure.
Am I a candidate for gastrointestinal bleeding treatment?
Treatment is recommended to patients who suffer from gastrointestinal bleeding. We recommend you refer to one of our certified specialists for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
How do I prepare for gastrointestinal bleeding?
You will be asked to avoid eating or drinking for at least six hours before the procedure. If you’re taking medications inform your endoscopist.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.