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Bleeding in the Digestive Tract

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Bleeding in the digestive tract may be caused by any number of digestive diseases, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, ulcers, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or diverticular disease.

If you have bleeding in your digestive tract, Jefferson gastroenterologists (physicians who specialize in the digestive system and its disorders) and interventional radiologists will give a thorough evaluation to pinpoint the cause of the bleeding and determine if it is caused by a digestive disease. Digestive diseases are often difficult to diagnose since their symptoms are often similar. However, our physicians have the specialized expertise to provide an accurate diagnosis that enables the most successful treatment possible.