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Gastrointestinal (Definition)

Gastrointestinal is also known as Gastrointestinal tract. Definition: anything pertaining to the stomach and/or intestines.

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What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal?

What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal?

"Gastrointestinal": Definition: anything pertaining to the stomach and/or intestines. ...Read more

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I've been having increasingly worse gastrointestinal problems. Is it possible to suddenly develop an intolerance for specific foods?

I've been having increasingly worse gastrointestinal problems. Is it possible to suddenly develop an intolerance for specific foods?

Food intolerance: Causes of food intolerance: 1) stomach problems (peptic disease; gastropathy due to nsaid's, sluggish stomach); 2) bacterial overgrowth of small bowel; 3) intestinal malabsorption (due to enzyme deficiency, celiac disease, tropical sprue, more); 4) pancreatic maldigestion (pancreatitis, ductal obstruction; pancreatic insufficiency); 5) biliary problems (gallstones, dyskinesia); 6) ibs 7) colitis. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Stool (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Stool

Don't ignore blood in stool—whether visible or occult. It's a warning sign that warrants attention. ...See more

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How can I identify what's causing recurrent gastrointestinal problems?

GI problems: Gastroenterologist is specialist in GI disorders & can help. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Stool (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Stool

Blood in stool is not a joke. It can come from the stomach to anus. Needs serious direct examination. ...See more

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Is it common to get gastrointestinal pains from quitting diet?

Is it common to get gastrointestinal pains from quitting diet?

It's possible...: ....But unlikely, unless you quit a healthy diet and started eating an unhealthy one. Unless you are specifically sensitive to something you are eating, or you are eating something to excess, it's unlikely that good, fresh, healthy food is going to cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are the three most common gastrointestinal problems?

Bloating, reflux, +: The most common symptoms are associated with irritable bowel syndrome and are bloating and gas, with reflux it's heartburn, and with low fiber diets, its constipation. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Stool (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Stool

If you see blood in your stools, or they look black and tarry, see your doctor for a rectal exam! ...See more

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What could be causing my gastrointestinal symptoms?

What are they: Would need much more description of what symptoms you are experiencing. Pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, swelling, bloating, cramping, bleeding, weight loss, food intolerance, etc.? ...Read more

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