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Medical Reference Related to Digestive Disorders

  1. Polycythemia Vera

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Polycythemia Vera is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  2. Hiccups, Chronic

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Hiccups, Chronic is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome,also known as Spastic Colon or Mucous Colitis,is a digestive disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in the mobility of the intestines (small and large). Symptoms may include abdominal pain,constipation,and diarrhea. This disorder is common; about 50 percent of all gastrointestinal problems are associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There is no organic ...

  4. Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease characterized by severe,chronic inflammation of the intestinal wall or any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The lower portion of the small intestine (ileum) and the rectum are most commonly affected by this disorder. Symptoms may include watery diarrhea,abdominal pain,fever,and weight loss. The symptoms of Crohn's disease can be ...

  5. Hirschsprung's Disease

    Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) is characterized by the absence of particular nerve cells (ganglions) in a segment of the bowel. The absence of ganglion cells causes the muscles to lose their ability to move the stool through the intestine (peristalsis). Constipation occurs and obstruction of the colon becomes more obvious and perhaps painful. HSCR can occur as an isolated problem or as part of ...

  6. Esophagitis

    WebMD looks at the causes and treatments of esophagitis, an inflammation of the esophagus.

  7. Refractory Sprue

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Refractory Sprue is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Polycystic Liver Disease

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Polycystic Liver Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  9. Digestive Problems and Upper Endoscopy

    An upper endoscopy is a procedure in which a thin scope with a light and camera at its tip is used to examine the inside of the upper digestive tract. Learn why this procedure is used and how to prepare for it.

  10. Dietary Fiber for Constipation

    For safe and effective relief from chronic constipation, look for fiber on your grocer's shelves. Find out more.

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