Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Thin Stools (Pencil Thin Bowel Movement) Causes

Changes in color, consistency and frequency of bowel movements are often considered as symptoms of various diseases. For example, black stool, watery stool or passing stool more then 3 times a day would be considered abnormal for most people. However, the thickness of stool is almost never considered unless the stool is >> Read More ...

Rectal Discharge Meaning, Types and Causes

A discharge may be release from any surface of the body and with the cavities, these discharges may arise from much deeper in the body. Different types of discharge may occur for different reasons. When it comes to the rectum, stool is technically not considered as an abnormal discharge as it  is the waste material in the >> Read More ...

Functional Dyspepsia (Non-Ulcer Stomach Symptoms)

If you have repeated bouts of indigestion and stomach pain, have gone through a battery of tests and its all come up clear yet your symptoms persist then you could have what is known as functional dyspepsia. it is a relatively common problem yet it is not widely known. The exact cause is still unknown and there is no known >> Read More ...

Heartburn After Eating Causes (Foods), Remedies, Prevention

Heartburn is a common symptom of acid reflux that most of us experience several times in life. For some people it is a daily battle as chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects the quality of life in various ways. Heartburn is common at while lying flat, in the very early hours of the morning and after eating. >> Read More ...

Watery Flatus (Liquid Flatulence) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

It may seem like an amusing occurrence but watery flatus is not a laughing matter. Not only may be it embarrassing since it is often audible to those around you but it can even lead to mishaps where you may soil your underwear. Watery flatus is usually an indication of a large amount of water in the terminal part of the >> Read More ...

Sleep-Related Stomach Aches and Other Symptoms

Waking up with a stomachache is not uncommon and there may be specific reasons why it occurs at night or when we sleep. While we may all experience the odd stomachache or bout of indigestion at night that can affect our normal sleep pattern, recurring sleep-related stomach symptoms should be investigated. Some of the upper >> Read More ...

Perforated Stomach, Intestine Ulcer Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Peptic ulcers is a common upper gastrointestinal condition. These are open sores that form in the stomach or first part of the small intestine. Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) affects over 10% of the American population. It has become less common in recent years but complications from peptic ulcers continues at the same rate. >> Read More ...

Gastric Volvulus (Twisted Stomach) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

As with all organs in the body, the stomach has a set orientation. Most of the abdominal organs, especially the different parts of the digestive tract, have some degree of mobility. However, these minor changes in position are limited and usually does not change the orientation of the organ unless it is manually adjusted, >> Read More ...

Sick Stomach Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, Diet

What is a sick stomach? A ‘sick stomach’ or ‘sick to the stomach’ is a common term used to describe a range of stomach and gastrointestinal symptoms. It is not a specific disease and can refer to a range of different symptoms. In most cases however, a sick stomach includes symptoms such as nausea, >> Read More ...

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 ...
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