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Abdominal pain is pain in the stomach or belly area. Everyone has this pain from time to time. In many cases it goes away on its own. But abdominal pain can sometimes be due to a serious problem, such as appendicitis. So it’s important to know when to seek help.
Anatomy of the Digestive System
As food moves along the digestive tract, it is digested—changed into substances that can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Food that cannot be digested is turned into stool, which is waste material that is passed out of the body.
Bleeding Peptic Ulcer: Treatment
If your peptic ulcer is bleeding or at high risk of bleeding, you need treatment right away. Treatment can include medicines or medical procedures. Here's what you need to know.
Bolus Tube Feeding
Here are the steps for bolus tube feeding.
Capsule endoscopy is a test done to take pictures of your digestive tract. It uses a capsule with a tiny camera in it. You swallow the capsule like a pill. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, it takes pictures. The images are sent to a recorder that you wear.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. You can manage the disease by removing gluten from your diet. This relieves your symptoms.
Colonoscopy is used to view the inside of your lower digestive tract (colon and rectum). It can help screen for colon cancer and can help find the source of abdominal pain, bleeding, and changes in bowel habits. The test is usually done in the hospital on an outpatient basis. During the exam, the doctor can remove a small tissue sample ( a biopsy) for testing. Small growths, such as polyps, may also be removed during colonoscopy.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer (cancer in the colon or rectum) is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be. When this cancer is found and removed early, the chances of a full recovery are very good.
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