Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Stomach Spasms Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

What are stomach spasms? Spasm is the term for the involuntary contraction or twitching of a muscle. It is also used interchangeably with the word cramps which refers to a sudden very strong contraction of a muscle. The stomach is a muscular sac. Although the muscles in the stomach wall are not under voluntary control it >> Read More ...

Rectal Protrusion (Through the Anus) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The rectum is the last portion of the large intestine which is about 12cm (approximately 5in) long. It leads to the short anal canal which measures about 3 to 5cm (1 to 2in) and then continues to the opening to the external environment known as the anus. Stool has to enter the rectum in order to eventually be passed out of >> Read More ...

Nausea with Stomach Cramps Meaning and Causes

Nausea and stomach cramps, whether they occur together or separately, are common symptoms that every person experiences at some point in life. It is usually acute, meaning that it may be intense but it is short lived and often resolves without medical treatment. The causes in these acute cases are usually not serious. Most >> Read More ...

Rectal Discomfort Meaning, Causes, Treatment

The rectum is the last part of the large intestine that leads to the anus. Stool that is stored in the colon is pushed into the rectum and then passed out during defecation. Although the rectum is just 4 to 5 inches long a number of diseases can affect it that cause significant discomfort. Rectal conditions are very common >> Read More ...

Stuck Stomach Feeling, Causes and Symptoms

The food that we eat has a long journey through a convoluted tube that we refer to as the digestive tract. Each section of the digestive tract has specific functions. When one part is affected, it can have a perpetuating effect on other parts of the tract. The digestive tract like any part of the body is prone to a host of >> Read More ...
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