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    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Constipation Constipation is defined medically as fewer than three stools per week and severe constipation as less than one stool per week....learn more »
      In This Article
      Constipation Article
      • Constipation facts
      • What is constipation?
      • What causes constipation?
      • Medications that cause constipation
      • Other causes of constipation
      • What are constipation symptoms?
      • How is constipation evaluated (diagnosed)?
      • What treatments are available for constipation?
      • Home remedies and OTC medications to treat constipation
      • Prescription drugs to treat constipation
      • Other treatments for constipation
      • What is the approach to the evaluation and treatment of constipation?
      • When should I seek medical care for chronic constipation?
      • What's new in the treatment of constipation?
    • Abdominal Pain Abdominal pain is pain in the belly and can be acute or chronic. Causes include inflammation, distention of an organ, and loss...learn more »
      In This Article
      Abdominal Pain Article
      • Abdominal pain facts
      • What is abdominal pain?
      • What causes abdominal pain?
      • How is the cause of abdominal pain diagnosed?
      • Characteristics, symptoms, and signs of the abdominal pain
      • Associated signs and symptoms of abdominal pain
      • Physical examination
      • Exams and tests
      • Special problem in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) of diagnosing the cause of abdominal pain
      • Why can diagnosis of the cause of abdominal pain be difficult?
      • How can I help my doctor to determine the cause of my abdominal pain?
    • Diarrhea Diarrhea is a change is the frequency and looseness of bowel movements. Cramping, abdominal pain, and the sensation of rectal...learn more »
      In This Article
      Diarrhea Article
      • Diarrhea facts
      • What is diarrhea?
      • How is diarrhea defined?
      • Why does diarrhea develop?
      • What symptoms are associated with diarrhea?
      • What are common causes of acute diarrhea?
      • Viral gastroenteritis
      • Food poisoning
      • Traveler's diarrhea
      • Bacterial enterocolitis
      • Parasites
      • Drugs
      • What are common causes of chronic diarrhea?
      • What are the complications of diarrhea?
      • When should the doctor be called for diarrhea?
      • What tests are useful in the evaluation of diarrhea?
      • How can dehydration be prevented and treated?
      • What is the treatment for diarrhea?
      • When should antibiotics be used for diarrhea?
    • Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence) Gas or "intestinal gas" means different things to different people. Everyone has gas and eliminates it by belching or farting...learn more »
      In This Article
      Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence) Article
      • Intestinal gas facts
      • What causes belching?
      • What causes bloating?
      • What causes flatulence (gas)?
      • What are the causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?
      • How is belching, bloating/distention, and flatulence evaluated?
      • How is excessive intestinal gas treated?
    • Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia, formerly known as fibrositis, causes chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints...learn more »
      In This Article
      Fibromyalgia Article
      • Fibromyalgia facts
      • What is fibromyalgia?
      • What causes fibromyalgia?
      • Whom does fibromyalgia affect?
      • What are fibromyalgia symptoms and signs?
      • How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?
      • Are exercise, stress reduction, or changes in diet helpful in the treatment of fibromyalgia?
      • What are medications and other forms of treatment for fibromyalgia?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for patients with fibromyalgia?
      • Can fibromyalgia be prevented?
      • What is in the future for fibromyalgia therapy?
      • Where can people find more information about fibromyalgia and support groups?
    • Laxatives for Constipation Laxatives for treatment of constipation include over-the-counter preparations such as bulk-forming laxatives, stool softeners,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Laxatives for Constipation Article
      • Laxatives for constipation facts
      • What is constipation?
      • What are the causes of constipation?
      • When should a doctor be consulted for constipation?
      • What natural remedies can a person take for constipation?
      • What over-the-counter preparations can be used for constipation?
      • Bulk-forming laxatives
      • Stool softeners (emollient laxatives)
      • Lubricant laxatives
      • Stimulant laxatives
      • Saline laxatives and osmotic laxatives
      • Enemas and suppositories
      • How is constipation treated in infants and children?
      • How is constipation treated during pregnancy?

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