Hemorrhoids - Home Treatment
Home treatment, which mainly involves establishing healthy bowel habits, may keep your hemorrhoids from getting worse.
Inguinal Hernia - Topic Overview
Learn about an inguinal hernia and how it develops.
Esophagitis - Topic Overview
Esophagitis is irritation or inflammation of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from your throat to your stomach. Esophagitis can be painful and can make it hard to swallow.
Hemorrhoids - Exams and Tests
A health professional can evaluate symptoms of hemorrhoids to rule out other, more serious problems.
Gas (Flatus) - Topic Overview
What is gas?Gas (flatus) is made in the stomach and intestines as your body breaks down food into energy. All people pass gas, some people more than others. It is normal to pass gas from 6 to 20 times per day.Intestinal gas is made up of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and methane. The foul smell usually is caused by small traces of gases such as hydrogen ...
Inguinal Hernia - Symptoms
Symptoms of an inguinal hernia may include: A bulge in the groin or scrotum. The bulge may appear gradually over a period of several weeks or months, or it may form suddenly after you have been lifting heavy weights, coughing, bending, straining, or laugh
Hemorrhoids - Prevention
You can help prevent the irritating and painful symptoms of hemorrhoids.
Inguinal Hernia - Cause
Inguinal hernias, which occur when tissue bulges through the abdominal muscles and into the groin, are caused by an opening in the passage from the abdomen to the genitals (called the inguinal canal) that should close before birth but does not.
Gallstones - What Happens
Learn about gallstones and how they develop.
Gallstones - Cause
Learn about gallstones and what causes them. They develop when cholesterol and other substances in the bile form crystals that become hard stones in the gallbladder.