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Why Does My Belly Button Hurt?

When combined with other symptoms, belly button pain can indicate a larger issue. Discover the cause of your pain and find out how to treat it here....

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Rectal Bleeding

Learn about why you may be bleeding from the rectum, when it could be serious, and when to talk to a healthcare provider. If rectal bleeding is...

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Steatorrhea (Fatty Stool)

Too much fat in the stool is called steatorrhea. Learn about its symptoms, appearance, causes, and treatments. In normal stool (feces), there is a...

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How Appendicitis Is Diagnosed

Appendicitis is inflammation that happens in your appendix. Learn more about the diagnosis process. Appendicitis is inflammation that happens in your...

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How to Prevent Diverticulitis Flare-Ups

Diverticulitis causes painful abdominal cramps and other uncomfortable symptoms. Learn how to avoid flare-ups with these diet and lifestyle tips....

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What Is the Gastrocolic Reflex?

The gastrocolic reflex is a normal response that stimulates movement in your colon after eating. It can be overactive in some conditions. The...

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Signs of a Diverticulitis Flare-Up and How to Manage It

A diverticulitis flare-up occurs when the diverticula, pouches formed in the intestines, become inflamed. Learn how to identify and treat a flare-up....

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What Does a Diverticulitis Attack Feel Like?

The most common symptom of diverticulitis is sharp abdominal pain. Review additional symptoms to help you recognize the signs and get proper...

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Dyspepsia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Dyspepsia is a common condition that is still not well understood. Learn about the symptoms of dyspepsia, as well as how it is diagnosed and treated....

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What Is Malabsorption Syndrome?

Malabsorption syndrome is a group of conditions that impact the small intestine. It causes problems digesting and absorbing food. The small intestine...

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What Is Cholestatic Pruritus?

Cholestatic pruritus is a feeling of itchiness that stems from a problem within the liver. Cholestatic pruritus is a symptom of cholestatic liver...

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What Causes Pressure in Your Rectum?

Anal pressure is a symptom of many conditions, from diarrhea to IBD. This list covers common and serious causes, plus what to do next. A constant...

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What to Know About Food Impaction

Food impaction happens when food gets stuck in the esophagus. It can happen accidentally or due to an esophagus condition. Here’s what helps. When...

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What Is a Stress Ulcer?

A stress ulcer is an open sore in the stomach or surrounding area that is caused by physical stress, such as a severe injury. An ulcer is broken skin...

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What Is Fructose Intolerance?

Fructose is a common type of sugar, but when your body cannot digest it, you may experience stomach issues. Learn how to manage fructose intolerance....

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9 Foods Low in Lactose

Lactose intolerance (difficulty digesting milk sugar) can be a hindrance in daily life. Here are some foods that have naturally low levels of dairy....

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What Is Enteritis? Everything You Need to Know

Enteritis is the inflammation of the small intestine. Learn more about the different types of enteritis, common causes, and treatment options....

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Colon Pain: What You Should Know

Colon pain can be caused by constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and other conditions. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment. Pain...

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What Is an Anal Fissure?

An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus. It is common, especially in infants and those with constipation. Anal fissure can often be...

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What Is Radiation Enteritis?

Radiation treatment for cancer may cause radiation enteritis, an inflammation of the intestine which leads to symptoms such as diarrhea and pain....

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) Treatments

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a rare but serious malabsorptive condition that occurs when the pancreas fails to produce important...

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) Coping

Coping strategies for EPI include emotional (reducing stress), physical (exercise), social (support groups and programs), and practical (finance)....

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) Diagnosis

EPI is a rare but serious malabsorptive condition that occurs when the pancreas fails to produce important digestive enzymes. Exocrine pancreatic...

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) Causes

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a rare but serious malabsorptive condition that occurs when the pancreas fails to produce important...

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Understanding Small Intestine Problems

Problems in the small intestine, the longest part of your digestive system, include Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome....

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Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) - Transdermal

Scopolamine is a transdermal patch used to prevent nausea and vomiting. It works by blocking neurotransmitter activity in the nervous system to calm...

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) Symptoms

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a rare but serious malabsorptive condition that occurs when the pancreas fails to produce pancreatic enzymes....

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What Is Lower Abdominal Pain?

Lower abdominal pain can happen for a variety of reasons. It is a symptom of an underlying cause that may be benign or require immediate attention....

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