Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

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 ...

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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