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. 

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition caused by an abnormally large number of bacteria present in the small intestine. Bacterial...

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and ulcers on the lining of the large intestine. Ulcerative colitis is one of...

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