Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

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 ...

Campylobacter Diarrhea Infection Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

There is no way of knowing for sure just how many species of bacteria exist in the world but the number is believed to be anywhere between 10 million and 1 billion. Only a small portion of these affect humans. It can cause a range of diseases from a sore throat, to diarrheal illness, bladder infections, brain infections >> Read More ...

Abdomen Burning Pain Causes and Symptoms

Abdominal pain is a common symptom and often occurs for no clearly identifiable reason. In most instances the pain quickly subsides and we do not give it any further thought. Isolating the cause of abdominal pain can be difficult when there are no other symptoms to indicate which organ may be the problem. Burning in the >> Read More ...

Uncontrollable Diarrhea Causes, Diet, Remedies

Diarrhea by its very nature usually means uncontrolled bowel movements to some degree. However, there are instances where diarrhea can be considered severe to the point that even this drastically impaired bowel control appears to be totally lost. It leads to people soiling their clothing and surroundings before they can >> Read More ...

Stomach Dumping Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Food that enters the stomach from the esophagus goes through both mechanical and chemical digestion. The strong stomach wall muscles crushes the food while the corrosive gastric acid and digestive enzymes breakdown the food further. Eventually small amounts of gastric chyme (broken down food mixed with gastric juices) >> Read More ...

Hemorrhoids, Piles (Bulging Veins In Rectum)

Piles, hemorrhoids or ‘rhoids’ as it is known colloquially is a common problem that is estimated to affect almost 5% of the Amercian population. Yet only about one-third of these hemorrhoid sufferers seek medical treatment. It is believed that by the age of 50 years, about 50% of adults will suffer with >> Read More ...

Leaky Anus (Anal Leakage) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

We never expect stool or urine to be expelled unless we want to purposely evacuate it. The act of passing urine or passing stool is usually controlled to the point where we can get to a toilet and relieve ourselves. Sometimes accidents do happen when a person has a bowel disease but this is usually short-lived. With >> Read More ...

Morning Nausea Causes in Men and Women

Waking up with nausea may set off alarm bells for women within a childbearing age – it is often among the first symptoms of pregnancy. But other possibilities have to be considered when there is nausea in very young or old females where pregnancy is not likely, as well as in men who are experiencing morning nausea. >> Read More ...

Acid Burps (Burning, Sour Belch) Causes and Treatment

Up to 4 out of 10 Americans experience acid reflux symptoms at some point making it one of the most common upper gastrointestinal conditions. It tends to become more common in people older than 40 years. However, acid reflux may not always present with the typical symptoms that most of us expect. Heartburn is considered to >> Read More ...
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