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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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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.


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 No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

Nov. 19, 2012