You should never ignore any indication that you have bleeding in your gastrointestinal system -- including the stomach -- no matter the cause. Symptoms of acute GI bleeding can signal a life-threatening situation and individuals should seek immediate medical attention. Also, those with symptoms of chronic GI bleeding should seek medical attention in order to find the source of their bleeding.
Causes of bleeding in the stomach can include:
Ulcers may enlarge and erode through a blood vessel, causing bleeding.
- Gastric varices
- Dieulafoy lesions
- Portal gastropathy
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- Stomach Cancer - What It Is
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- Diagnosing Stomach Cancer
- Stages of Stomach Cancer
- Treating Stomach Cancer
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- Diagnosing Peptic Ulcers
- Treating Peptic Ulcers
- When Surgery is Needed for Peptic Ulcers
- Complications of Peptic Ulcers
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"Bleeding in the Digestive Tract." NIH Publication No. 07–1133 November 2004. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC).
"Ulcers and Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Protecting Your Health." American College of Gastroenterology.