Gastrointestinal bleeding refers to any bleeding that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract, which runs from your mouth to your anus. More specifically, the gastrointestinal tract is divided into the upper gastrointestinal tract and the lower gastrointestinal tract. The upper gastrointestinal tract is the section between the mouth and the outflow tract of the stomach. The lower gastrointestinal tract is the section from the outflow tract of the stomach to the anus, including the small and large bowel.
The amount of bleeding and the location of bleeding determine what needs to be done to stop the bleeding. There are numerous conditions that can cause gastrointestinal bleeding. Because it is a known potential serious side effect of certain medications taken for arthritis
The Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department. In addition to the Clinical Faculty and other Support Staff of the Department.