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  1. Crohn's Disease - Prevention

    While you cannot prevent Crohn's disease, you can take medications to reduce the severity.

  2. Crohn's Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Call a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and you have one or more of the following: fever or shaking chills, lightheadedness, passing out, or rapid heart rate, stools that are almost always bloody, or severe d

  3. Tapeworms in Humans

    Learn more from WebMd about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of tapeworms.

  4. What Is Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome?

    WebMD looks at the symptoms and treatment of the digestive disease called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, or ZES.

  5. What Is Pancreatitis?

    Learn more about pancreatitis, including causes, symptoms, and treatments.

  6. Pancreas Function Tests

    Learn more from WebMD about tests used to check pancreas function and diagnose pancreas problems.

  7. Topic Overview

    Doctors have several options for treating a bowel obstruction caused by twisting of the intestine. The choice of procedure depends on the location of the obstruction. If the obstruction is caused by a twisting of the sigmoid area of the large intestine,a doctor may try to straighten out the twisting segment with lighted instruments (such as a proctoscope or sigmoidoscope). But surgery is ...

  8. Bowel Obstruction - Topic Overview

    What is a bowel obstruction? A bowel obstruction happens when either your small or large intestine is partly or completely blocked. The blockage prevents food,fluids,and gas from moving through the intestines in the normal way. The blockage may cause severe pain that comes and goes. This topic covers a blockage caused by tumors,scar tissue,or twisting or narrowing of the intestines. It ...

  9. Bowel Obstruction - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Bowel Disease: Caring for Your Ostomy ...

  10. Bowel Obstruction: Stent Treatment - Topic Overview

    In some cases of bowel obstruction,a doctor places expandable metal tubes called stents in the large intestine. Stents hold the intestine open to allow its contents to move forward,which helps restore bowel function and improve symptoms. Stents may be used to: Help you gain strength before surgery. Help prevent emergency surgery. Making large-intestine surgery less urgent may help avoid ...

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