jade asked in HealthWomen's Health · 3 weeks ago

What does gastrointestinal tract for a source of blood loss mean? ?

Hey guys, can someone please explain this term for me? (I’m not bleeding from rectum) i have low ferratin / iron. Does this mean internal bleeding? 

1 Answer

  • Kerri
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    It does mean internal bleeding and could be caused by a bleeding stomach ulcer, chronic aspirin/ibuprofen use or polyps in colon. It can also be sign of cancer. You will need further testing to pin down a source and get appropriate treatment.

    Source(s): Nurse
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