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- Abdominal Pain
- Anorectal Problems
- Bowel Obstruction
- Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome
- Clostridium Difficile Colitis
- Colon Polyps
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Digestive Tract Perforation
- Diverticular Disease
- Dumping Syndrome
- Duodenal Atresia
- Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
- Esophageal Problems
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Fecal Incontinence
- Gallbladder Problems
- Gas, Bloating and Burping
- Gastric Polyps
- Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- H. Pylori Infection
- Incarcerated Hernia
- Intestinal Malrotation
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Ischemic Bowel Disease
- Liver Disease
- Malabsorption Syndrome
- Mallory-Weiss Tear
- Meckel's Diverticulum
- Mesenteric Adenitis
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Newborns
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Pancreatic Pseudocyst
- Peptic Ulcers
- Portal Hypertension
- Pyloric Stenosis
- Short Bowel Syndrome
- Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction
- Spleen Injury
- Swallowed Air
- Swallowed Object
- Toxic Megacolon
- Variceal Bleeding
- Whipple's Disease
- Wilson's Disease
- Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Provides links to information about digestion and digestive health. Includes info about heartburn, constipation, gas and bloating, ulcers, diverticulitis, and gallstones.
Covers symptoms and possible causes of abdominal pain, such as peptic ulcer disease, indigestion, appendicitis, or stomach flu. Includes interactive tool to help you decide when to call a doctor. Offers home treatment tips.
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus. It is an illness that was first found in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It has since spread worldwide. The virus can cause fever, cough, and trouble breathing. In severe cases, it can cause pneumonia and make it hard to breathe without help. It can cause...
Covers possible causes of abdominal pain in children 11 and younger, including stomach flu, urinary tract infection, constipation, and appendicitis. Includes interactive tool to help you decide when to call a doctor. Offers home treatment tips.
Many chronic illnesses can cause belly (abdominal) pain. These illnesses include sickle cell disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and cystic fibrosis. Sudden (acute) illnesses, such as strep throat and influenza (flu), can cause belly pain when the glands in the belly become swollen or inflamed. These...
Blunt abdominal injuries, such as from a fall or a blow to the stomach, can cause severe bruising of the abdominal wall and bleeding from or rupture of the internal organs. These types of injuries are often caused by falls from a significant height. They can also be caused by car, bike, sledding, or skiing accidents in...
Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause belly pain or cramping. A few examples are: Aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), and naproxen (such as Aleve). Antibiotics. Antidiarrheals. Laxatives. Iron supplements. Your health professional may be able to prescribe other medicines if you are...
Pelvic pain and problems urinating may mean you have a bladder infection. Flank pain with fever and urinary symptoms may mean you have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Flank pain is felt just below the rib cage and above the waist. It can be on one or both sides of the back. If you have pelvic or flank pain and...
Abdominal pain can have many causes. Often the specific symptoms help determine the cause of the pain. Causes of abdominal pain Cause Most common symptoms Gastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, appendicitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease...
Learn how to care for your child after an appendectomy.
Learn what happens during an appendectomy for children.
Learn what an appendectomy is and how the surgery is done.
Learn about appendectomy and how to care for yourself after the surgery.
Discusses what happens when the appendix becomes infected and inflamed. Includes appendicitis symptoms such as belly pain. Looks at exams and tests. Covers different types of surgery to remove your appendix (appendectomy).