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    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Cirrhosis (Liver) Cirrhosis of the liver refers to a disease in which normal liver cells are replaced by scar tissue caused by alcohol and viral...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cirrhosis (Liver) Article
      • Cirrhosis facts
      • What is cirrhosis?
      • Why does cirrhosis cause problems?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of cirrhosis?
      • What are the complications of cirrhosis?
      • What are the common causes of cirrhosis?
      • How is cirrhosis diagnosed and evaluated?
      • How is cirrhosis treated?
      • What is new and in the future for cirrhosis?
    • Rectal Bleeding (Blood in Stool, Hematochezia) Rectal bleeding (hematochezia) refers to the passage of bright red blood from the anus. Rectal bleeding may be moderate to severe...learn more »
      In This Article
      Rectal Bleeding (Blood in Stool, Hematochezia) Article
      • Rectal bleeding (blood in stool) facts
      • What does rectal bleeding (blood in stool) mean?
      • What are the causes of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • What diseases and conditions can cause blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • Anal fissure
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Diverticulosis
      • Colon cancer and polyps
      • Polypectomy
      • Angiodysplasias
      • Colitis and proctitis
      • Meckel's diverticulum
      • Rare causes of rectal bleeding
      • How is the cause and site of rectal bleeding determined?
      • History and physical examination
      • Anoscopy
      • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
      • Colonoscopy
      • Radionuclide scans
      • Visceral angiogram
      • Video capsule and small intestine enteroscopy
      • MRI and CT tomographic angiography
      • Nasogastric tube aspiration
      • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
      • Blood tests
      • How is rectal bleeding treated?
    • 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?
    • Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart's function as a pump is inadequate to meet the body's needs. A...learn more »
      In This Article
      Congestive Heart Failure Article
      • Congestive heart failure facts
      • What is congestive heart failure?
      • What causes congestive heart failure?
      • What are the symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF)?
      • How is congestive heart failure diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment of congestive heart failure?
      • Lifestyle modifications
      • Medications
      • Heart transplant
      • Other mechanical therapies
      • What is the long term outlook for patients with congestive heart failure?
      • What are the areas of new research in congestive heart failure?
    • Ascites Ascites, the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity is most commonly caused by cirrhosis of the liver. Some of the other...learn more »
      In This Article
      Ascites Article
      • Ascites Facts
      • What is ascites?
      • What causes ascites?
      • What are the types of ascites?
      • What are the risk factors for ascites?
      • What are the symptoms of ascites?
      • When should I call my doctor about ascites?
      • How is ascites diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for ascites?
      • What are the complications for ascites?
      • Can ascites be prevented?
      • What is the outlook for ascites?
    • Liver Cancer Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world and the majority of patients with liver cancer will die within one year...learn more »
      In This Article
      Liver Cancer Article
      • Liver cancer facts
      • What is liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC)?
      • What is the scope of the liver cancer problem?
      • What are the population characteristics (epidemiology) of liver cancer?
      • What are liver cancer causes and risk factors?
      • What are liver cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is liver cancer diagnosed?
      • Blood tests
      • Imaging studies
      • Liver biopsy or aspiration
      • What is the natural history of liver cancer?
      • What are the treatment options for liver cancer?
      • Chemotherapy and biotherapy
      • Chemoembolization (trans-arterial chemoembolization or TACE)
      • Radioembolization
      • Ablation techniques
      • Cryoablation
      • Stereotactic radiosurgery
      • Proton beam therapy
      • Surgery
      • Is there a role for routine screening for liver cancer?
      • What is fibrolamellar carcinoma?
      • What's in the future for the prevention and treatment of liver cancer?

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