Bleeding from any part of gastrointestinal tract form mouth to anus is defined as gastrointestinal bleeding, Patient may have bleeding from the mouth (fresh red or coffee colored blood) or in the stool (red, maroon, black).
Common causes of GI bleed involve Upper GI bleeding:
- Mallory Weiss tear (tear of lower esophagus tissue)
- Esophageal varices (esophagus with enlarged veins)
- Esophagitis (inflammation in the esophagus)
- Esophageal ulcer
- Esophgageal cancer