Bleeding from the Esophagus Treatment
The treatment for upper gastrointestinal bleeding depends on the underlying cause. The treatment for upper gastrointestinal bleeding depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for upper gastrointestinal bleeding may include medications that reduce the production of stomach acid, or a blood transfusion. Severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding may require treatment with upper GI endoscopy or surgery.
Treatment for upper gastrointestinal bleeding may include:
- Intravenous fluids
- Blood transfusion
- Provided when the blood count is very low from blood loss
- Medications that stop the production of acid by the stomach:
- Omeprazole (Prilosec)
- Pantoprazole (Protonix)
- Esomeprazole (Nexium)
- Lansoprazole (Prevacid)
- Rabeprazole (Aciphex)
- Medications for nausea and vomiting:
- Endoscopy for gastrointestinal bleeding:
- A flexible scope is inserted through the mouth, and into the esophagus and stomach, in order to visualize the bleeding site.
- The bleeding may be stopped during endoscopy.
- Surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding:
- May be required for peptic ulcers that form a hole in the wall of the stomach or intestine
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Continue to Bleeding from the Esophagus Underlying Cause
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