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Should You Go to the Emergency Room for Abdominal Pain?

Abdominal or stomach pain is uncomfortable and can be difficult to diagnose. It can be mild, due to harmless conditions such as bloating or constipation, or it can be severe…

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Options for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Advantages and Disadvantages

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that colorectal…

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Colon Cancer Awareness

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Internal and External Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins in the anus and lower parts of the rectum. They are fairly common and affect nearly 75 percent of adults at some point in their lives.…

Abdominal Pain: Gallstones

Gallstones are pieces of solid material that form in the body from special digestive fluids. They affect a small but important area of the body—the gallbladder. The gallbladder’s primary purpose…

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Abdominal Pain: IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, and very bothersome, gastrointestinal condition. It usually causes abdominal pain, bloating and alteration in bowel habits, although nearly any GI symptom can be…

Abdominal Pain: Appendicitis

Although scientists know the existence of the appendix in the human body isn’t random, its exact purpose is yet to be confirmed. The appendix is a tube that extends from…

Anatomy of Your Digestive System

The body needs nutrients to support its various organs and functions, and the main way it gets those nutrients is through food and drink. What we put in our bodies…

Abdominal Pain: Crohn’s Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a common inflammatory condition that can affect the GI tract.  IBD involves chronic (or long-term) inflammation of some or all of your digestive tract…