Why choose Mayo Clinic

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  • Diagnostic expertise. State-of-the-art imaging, some of it developed at Mayo Clinic, helps Mayo doctors find the cause of your GI bleeding.
  • Advanced treatments. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience using the latest techniques to repair your GI bleeding. Treatment is tailored to your specific needs.
  • New ideas. Mayo Clinic researchers are investigating new ways to diagnose and treat GI bleeding. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.

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GI bleeding can result from a number of digestive disorders, including:

GI bleeding can be visible in the form of vomiting of blood, bright red bloody stools or black tarry stools (melena). Even a small amount of GI bleeding that isn't visible can result over time in a shortage of red blood cells in your blood (anemia).

Pinpointing the source of GI bleeding can be especially difficult if it starts in the small intestine. When the source can't be identified, the term obscure GI bleeding is used.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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