Question: What are the best tests to poinpoint the cause of upper intential bleeding?

What test(s) are the smartest/quickest way to find out what is causing dangerous upper intestinal blood loss (confirmed with stool and blood tests)? Currently dangerously anemic from blood loss. Iron infusions seem to be gradually losing the battle vs the blood loss.

Currently waiting for results of a CT Scan.

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Woods

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Answer

Gastroscopy if coming from the stomach. Capsule endoscopy if coming from the small bowel.

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Dr. Brian Bressler

Gastroenterologist

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