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Gastrointestinal Bleeding

What is Gastrointestinal Bleeding?

Gastrointestinal bleeding refers to a bleeding from the digestive tract (the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, anus or rectum). This unnatural bleeding may be caused by:

  • stomach (peptic) ulcers
  • hemmorrhoids
  • an inflamed or damaged esophagus
  • diverticulosis (formation of pouches in the colon) or diverticulitis
  • ulcerative colitis (
  • certain cancers (such as cancer of the stomach, colon or esophagus)