Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Reflux When Lying Down Causes, Remedies and Treatment

Acid reflux is a common condition and up to 40% of Americans experience symptoms with as many as 10% suffering with daily symptoms. The exact prevalence is unknown because in silent acid reflux there are no obvious symptoms. In addition many people suffer with acute reflux that is not reported and quickly remedied with >> Read More ...

Small Bowel Movements (Stool Volume and Size) Causes

Normal bowel habit means passing stool anywhere between three times a day to three times a week. More frequent or infrequent defecation may be classified as diarrhea or constipation, respectively. However, the volume of stool as well as the shape and size of the stool is not often taken into consideration. Sometimes the >> Read More ...

Squeezing Stomach Pain (Abdomen) Causes

There are many different sensations that may be experienced which is not always described according to strict medical definitions. However, even these crude descriptions can at times be helpful in identifying the underlying cause before diagnostic investigations can be conducted. Abdominal pain is common problem and can be >> Read More ...

Milk Diarrhea (Adults and Children) Causes, Diet, Treatment

Most of us view milk as a nutritious food with a host of health benefits. Therefore it may seem inconceivable that symptoms arise after consuming milk. However, milk can be a problem for some people where it may exacerbate skin, nasal or lung symptoms and even lead to digestive symptoms such as abdominal cramps and >> Read More ...

Bloody Stool – Causes and Other Symptoms

The sight of blood is always a cause for concern even if there are no other symptoms. When it is seen in the stool, even if diarrhea is not present, it can be a very serious sign. Bloody stool should always be medically investigated, especially if it is a recurrent or persistent >> Read More ...

Stomach Parasites Types, Causes and Symptoms

The term parasite is often used loosely to refer to any microbe that infects or infects parts of the body. However,a  parasite typically lives within a host organism, deriving nutrients from it without causing any severe disease or death. Bugs on the other hand refers to bacteria, protozoa and viruses that can cause >> Read More ...

Digestive Symptoms During and After Meals Causes and Remedies

What are Digestive Symptoms? Digestive symptoms is any symptom related to the digestive tract and/or digestion. The most common of these symptoms includes: Nausea Heartburn Vomiting Excessive belching Excessive and loud stomach noises (borborygmi) Sensation of fullness (bloating) Excessive flatulence Constipation or >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Odor (Bad Smell of Stool) Causes, Remedies

Stool naturally has an unpleasant odor and this odor can vary. Usually these variations are with changes in the diet, certain lifestyle factors that may change bowel habit or with the use of medication that may reduce or increase frequency of bowel movements. In most of these cases the change in odor is temporary and not >> Read More ...

Anal Fissures (Cracks / Tears) Causes, Treatment, Prevention

What are anal fissures? Anal fissures are tiny tears that occur in the delicate lining of the anus. This tearing is often associated with constipation and the passage of hard stool. At first these tears only involve the outermost layer (epithelium) of the anal mucosa but over time it can extend deeper. Pain and rectal >> Read More ...

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 ...
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