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Your digestive system is amazing. It helps your body break down food, turning it into the energy and nutrients you need to power through the day. But sometimes, even this amazing system needs a little bit of help.
Symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding can be frightening, but the expert gastrointestinal team at AdventHealth is here to help ease your fears. First, we'll figure out the cause of your gastrointestinal bleeding, then move forward quickly with a treatment plan. Whatever’s causing your discomfort, the nationally acclaimed teams within our network of care will be by your side from diagnosis to care — and well beyond.
Relieving Your Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
When something inside your body is not working properly, your body sends up signal flares to let you know it. These flares, or symptoms, are clues to what's wrong. As one of the top networks in the nation for digestive health, the team at AdventHealth is on hand to evaluate your symptoms, determine the cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and guide you to an effective care plan that helps you regain your confidence and control. Your symptoms may vary and can include:
- Black or Tarry Stool
- Bright Red Blood in Your Vomit
- Bright Red Blood Mixed with or Coating Your Stool
- Dark Blood Mixed with Your Stool
- Vomit that Looks Like Coffee Grounds
Gastrointestinal bleeding can occur anywhere in your digestive tract. It's important to come in if you're experiencing symptoms, so we can determine the source of the bleed and provide the care you need.
- Diagnosing Your Disease
Some digestive problems, like occasional stomach pain or bowel issues, are a normal part of life. But finding blood in your stool or vomit can be especially worrisome. AdventHealth is here to help. Gastrointestinal bleeding is actually a symptom, not a disease — and the cause of GI bleeding can be anything from ulcers and hemorrhoids to certain types of cancer. Trust our team of experts to help you quickly figure out what’s causing the bleeding so you can move forward with confidence.
Depending on your symptoms, your team may perform different screenings and tests to determine the cause of your gastrointestinal bleeding, including:
- Blood Tests
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scans
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Radionuclide Scans
We know you’ll have questions. You can trust us to address each and every one of your concerns with empathy, clarity, and expert care.
- Understanding Treatments for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal bleeding (or a GI bleed) can happen suddenly and without warning, but there’s no need to be afraid. Within the AdventHealth network, you'll find hospitals that are nationally acclaimed for treating gastrointestinal disorders. Trust your care team to stay by your side as we figure out the cause of your gastrointestinal bleeding and determine the best treatment for you.
Since GI bleeding can have a range of causes, we’ll tailor your care to meet your needs and symptoms. We’ll spend time talking with you about your treatment options so that you feel comfortable with the care we're recommending, whether it involves medication, dietary changes, minimally invasive surgery, or treatment for an underlying condition. You’ll also have access to a team of dietitians, nutritionists, and spiritual-care providers who can help you make changes to improve your digestive health, while caring for and nurturing your mind and spirit.