Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Causes of Chronic (Prolonged, Persistent, Constant) Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common digestive symptom that affects every person at some point in life. It may occur several times in a year. Usually diarrhea is acute meaning that it lasts for a short period of time but tends to be severe. Acute diarrhea usually lasts for only a few days and often resolves on its own. However, there are >> Read More ...

Causes of Right Side Abdominal (Stomach) Pain

Pain on the right side of the abdomen can be either in the upper part (RUQ ~ right upper quadrant) or lower part (RLQ ~ right lower quadrant). Abdominal pain is a non-specific symptom that can be attributed to a host of conditions. Therefore the presence of other signs and symptoms in association with the pain is important >> Read More ...

Causes of Left Side Abdominal (Stomach) Pain

Finding the Cause of Abdominal Pain Left side abdominal pain may arise from the internal organs of the gastrointestinal and urinary tract, chest, pelvic cavity, abdominal wall muscles, bones (ribs, spine, pelvis), vessels, nerves or skin. The presence of other signs and symptoms are an important indication of possible >> Read More ...

Bloated Abdomen or Distended Tummy ~ Medical Terminology

Bloated abdomen is a term that refers to more than one entity – one one hand it is commonly used to indicate visible abdominal distension that typically occurs with gas accumulation but on the other handed it also describes a sensation of being “full” and uncomfortable typically after eating. Similar >> Read More ...

Bowel Problems ~ Symptoms Diagnosis by a Doctor

Introduction to Diagnosis of Bowel Problems Evaluation of a patient with a bowel disease begins with careful history and physical examination. Subsequent investigation is indicated in selected cases only. Some patients have normal findings on diagnostic testing, so a diagnosis of a functional bowel problem or IBS is >> Read More ...

Food Poisoning – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

What is food poisoning? Food poisoning is a common acute condition where food or water contaminated with infectious agents causes inflammation of the gut. These infectious agents may be viruses, bacteria, protozoa or their toxins. Unlike with the ‘stomach flu’ (viral gastroenteritis) which is caused by viruses, >> Read More ...

What Causes Diarrhea After Eating?

Most of us do not consider any link between eating and diarrhea unless we have a common diarrheal illness like the stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis). Howevever, for some people diarrhea after eating can be an almost daily occurrence. There are several possible reasons for this eating and diarrhea link. Some of these >> Read More ...
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