Conditions

This list of conditions is representative of illnesses and conditions that affect the GI tract. The information is for educational purposes and not intended to help you self-diagnose! Many conditions and illnesses involving the digestive tract share symptoms and should be diagnosed by a gastroenterologist. 

In general, it is important to know what is "normal" for you, then if you have a change in your normal you can track that change and seek help if needed. The key is if a change is occasional or has become chronic. For example, everyone has occasional diarrhea but, if your diarrhea persists or begins to interfere with your daily life, it is time to get help. Never ignore blood in your stool. Blood may appear as bright red or dark, almost black, depending on the location of the source. Blood could be a sign of a hemorrhoid, fissure, or more serious diseases such as IBD or cancer.  If you are experiencing symptoms which concern you, please contact our offices for an appointment.

Don't let embarrassment determine if you if you will reach out for help. Many people do not seek help because of the subject matter. Our staff will make you feel comfortable and work hard to help you get well. Don't decide to "live with it" out of fear or embarrassment. 



Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed veins in the rectum. External hemorrhoids are located under the skin around the anus. Internal hemorrhoids...

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Hepatitis A

A viral inflammation of the liver caused by contaminated food or water, Hepatitis A is highly contagious and can range from mild to severe. Hepatitis...

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection spread by sexual contact or contact with bodily fluids. It is completely preventable by vaccine....

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver that leads to inflammation and liver disease. Anyone can get Hepatitis C, but it is more likely to...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD, is a chronic condition of the digestive tract. While the names may sound similar, IBD and IBS are profoundly...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a cluster of varying symptoms including either diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating. It should not be...

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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products, is broken down within the small intestine by an enzyme called lactase. If the body doesn’t produce...

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Microscopic Colitis

Microscopic colitis is a type of bowel inflammation that causes watery diarrhea and abdominal pain over a prolonged period of time. Like it's name...

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Pancreatitis

The pancreas is a vital organ in the digestive system that is located behind the lower part of the stomach. This organ is responsible for producing...

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Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)

Peptic ulcers are sores in lining of the stomach or upper part of the small intestine, the duodenum. Most peptic ulcers are caused by either...

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PBC (Primary Biliary Cholangitis)

Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a long term and serious disease of the liver. The process of PBC affects the bile ducts within the liver. Bile...

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PSC (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis)

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) is a disorder of the bile ducts of the liver. Bile is a liquid produced in the liver that helps your body break...

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