Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Stomach Disorders – Types, Causes and Symptoms

The stomach is an important organ of digestion, lying between the esophagus (food pipe or gullet) and the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Like any other part of the body, a host of diseases can affect the stomach. This may result in disruptions in its functioning and symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, pain, >> Read More ...

Irritable Colon (Large Intestine) Meaning, Causes, Symptoms

The colon is the last part of the large intestine where stool is formed and stored until it is passed out with a bowel movement. As with any organ, the colon can become diseased and its functioning disrupted. This may sometimes be referred to as an irritated colon, although this is not a specific medical term. The >> Read More ...

Blocked Rectum – Causes and Symptoms of Rectal Blockage

The rectum lies towards the end of the colon where it plays an important role is temporarily holding feces before a bowel movement. Like any part of the bowels, the rectum may become blocked. As a result the movement of stool is hampered and a person may experience this blockage as constipation. Without intervention, a >> Read More ...

Fast Bowel Movement – Causes of Faster Passing of Stool

There is continuous movement throughout the gut. It starts from the moment we swallow food and continues all the way through until we pass out stool. The speed of this movement changes in different parts of the gut and sometimes it can be upset. The movement speeds up or slows down and as a result it causes symptoms like >> Read More ...

Stress Diarrhea – Causes of Loose Bowel Movement with Stress

Most of us think of an agitated emotional state or mental strain when we hear of stress. This is known as psychological stress. However, the body can also undergo physical stress like with a severe disease, major surgery and extensive inury. This is known as physiological stress. It is now known that psychological stress >> Read More ...

Diarrhea for a Week – Causes and How Long Should It Last

Most of the time diarrhea is acute. This means that it arises suddenly, is often intense and resolves quickly within a few days. Sometimes no treatment is necessary for it to ease and eventually stop. However, when diarrhea continues for longer than a few days and persists up to a week or more then it becomes a cause for >> Read More ...

Belching Constantly – Causes of Non-Stop Burping

Belching, also referred to as burping, is a way of releasing gas that enters or is produced within the upper part of the digestive tract. This includes the esophagus (food pipe), stomach and sometimes the initial portions of the small intestine. Belching is a natural act, despite it being considered socially awkward to >> Read More ...

No Bowel Movement After Days, Weeks, Surgery, Laxatives, Enema

Athough bowel habit varies from one person to another, it is still considered to be normal if there are at least three bowel movements in a week and not more than three bowel movements in a day. Even individual habit can vary – sometimes a person who has a bowel movement everyday may find that a day is missed due to >> Read More ...
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