Digestion Center

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is pain in the belly and can be acute or chronic. Abdominal pain can reflect a major problem with one of the organs in the abdomen such as the appendix, gallbladder, large and small intestine, pancreas, liver, colon, duodenum, and spleen.

Digestive Disorders Quiz

That stomach pain could be a digestive disease, you know. Why suffer? This quiz tests your knowledge of gastrointestinal symptoms that could be related to your tummy troubles.

Misconceptions About Digestion Slideshow

Watch this slideshow on digestive disease myths and learn about common misconceptions such as "Does spicy food cause ulcers?" and "Diverticulitis is an uncommon problem" to "Habitual use of enemas to treat constipation is harmless" and "Bowel regularity means a bowel movement every day."

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes symptoms and signs such as increased gas, cramping, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.

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Watch this slideshow on diverticulitis (diverticulosis) - a condition in which the diverticulitum (small bulging sac) or diverticulita (more than one sac) rupture in the colon causing infection.

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Bowel Disease

In this slideshow learn about inflammatory bowel disease which explains Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, including the symptoms, causes, testing, treatments, and home care needed to manage these types of IBD.

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A - Z List of Digestion Topics

Alphabetized listing of articles related to Digestion