Causes of Stomach Bleeding

Causes of Stomach Bleeding

    Causes of Stomach Bleeding

    What causes stomach bleeding?

    Stomach bleeding can occur when there is an injury to the lining of the stomach, which allows blood to leak into the digestive tract. This type of bleeding usually occurs in people who have had ulcers before.


    Here's what you need to know about this common problem.

    If you notice any signs of stomach bleeding, such as black tarry stools, vomiting, or bloody diarrhea, call your doctor right away. You should also contact your doctor if you have been diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastritis, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). These conditions can cause stomach bleeding.



    Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It often occurs after eating spicy foods or drinking alcohol. Other possible causes include Helicobacter pylori infection, medications, stress, smoking, and certain medical conditions.



    An ulcer is a sore or open wound in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). They usually occur when there is too much acid in the stomach. This can happen because of an imbalance between the amount of acid produced by the stomach and the amount of alkaline secreted by the pancreas.


    Hiatal Hernia

    A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach protrudes through a weak spot in the diaphragm muscle. It is more common in people who have had gastric surgery.



    Diverticulosis is an abnormal condition where small pouches form in the colon. These pouches become inflamed and infected, causing pain and sometimes blood in the stool. This condition is called diverticulitis.

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