Check Your Symptoms
If you or someone you know is experiencing rectal problems, this will help you check the symptoms.
Combination Drug Therapy for Peptic Ulcer Disease
Drug details for Combination drug therapy for peptic ulcer disease.
Probiotics - Topic Overview
What are probiotics?Probiotics are small organisms that help maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines. The normal human digestive tract contains about 400 types of bacteria that reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive system. The largest group of probiotic bacteria in the intestine is lactic acid bacteria, of which Lactobacillus ...
Getting Enough Fiber - Topic Overview
WebMD explains benefits of a high-fiber diet for diverticulitis and what foods to eat and avoid.
Probiotics for Digestive Problems: Questions for Your Doctor
Which probiotics are likely to provide the best benefits for you? How long should you take them? What’s an effective dose? The most important questions to ask your doctor before taking probiotics.
Using Probiotics for Diarrhea
Probiotics may help prevent traveler's diarrhea, diarrhea from antibiotics, and more. A guide to the best sources and kinds of probiotics.
An abdominal ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce a picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen.
Questions About Inguinal Hernia Surgery - Topic Overview
If you or your child needs surgery to repair an inguinal hernia,answers to the following questions will help you make the decision that is right for you. Ask the surgeon how many hernia repairs he or she has done using the type of surgery you will have. The risk of a hernia coming back is lower with an experienced surgeon. Ask whether a synthetic patch will be used to repair your hernia. ...
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic hernia repair is similar to other laparoscopic procedures.
Inguinal Hernia - Treatment Overview
Surgery is the only treatment and cure for inguinal hernia. Hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries done in the United States. About 750, 000 people have hernia repairs each year. However, if an inguinal hernia does not cause any symptoms, it ma