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Understanding Your Symptoms

  • Digestive disorders can involve confronting a variety of frustrating symptoms that affect our most basic functions. The following is a list of some common symptoms linked to digestive health conditions. If you are concerned about one or more of these symptoms, be sure to call your doctor.

    • Abdominal pain
    • Anal itching, burning
    • Bladder problems (frequent urination, leakage, urgency)
    • Constipation
    • Coughing
    • Disorders of defecation
    • Gas
    • Heartburn (frequent and intense)
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Incontinence
    • Indigestion
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea
    • Recurring diarrhea
    • Rectal bleeding
    • Rectal skin mass or growth
    • Rectal soreness
    • Regurgitation
    • Stomach pain
    • Swallowing difficulty
    • Vomiting

    Note the following when symptoms present themselves:

    • Duration - how long symptom lasts
    • Location of symptom
    • Onset - gradual build or sudden attack
    • Recurrence - how frequent do symptoms occur, do they occur at the same time each day
    • Relief found in
    • Severity of pain or symptom
    • Triggers

    THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the internet / web. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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