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Digestive System

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Diseases: Anal and Rectal Diseases | Appendicitis | Bile Duct Diseases | Eosinophilic Disorders | Esophageal Diseases | Gallbladder Diseases | Hepatitis | Hernia | Intestinal Diseases | Liver Diseases | Malabsorption Syndromes | Pancreatic Diseases | Peritoneal Diseases | Stomach Diseases

Symptoms: Abdominal Pain | Bleeding | Constipation | Diarrhea | Gas | Heartburn | Hiccups | Indigestion | Vomiting

Other Topics: General Digestive System | Anatomy | Diagnostic Procedures | Digestive Organ Transplantation | Surgery

Intestinal Diseases

(Jump to: Overview | Intestinal Surgery | Colitis | Diverticular Disease | Duodenal Ulcer | Gastroenteritis | Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( Crohn's Disease | Ulcerative Colitis ) | Irritable Bowel Syndrome | Ischemia | Obstruction | Polyps | Tumors | Other Intestinal Diseases )

Colonic Diseases:MedlinePlus

Intestinal Surgery
General Information
United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA)
Surgical Options for Bowel Diversion:UOAA
What is an Ostomy?:UOAA
Specific Ostomies
Colostomy Guide:UOAA
Ileostomy Guide:UOAA
Living with an Ostomy
FAQ Following Ostomy Surgery:UOAA
Diet & Nutrition Guide:UOAA
Intimacy, Sexuality and an Ostomy:UOA
Ostomy Travel Tips:UOAA
Other Intestinal Surgery
Laparoscopic Colon Resection:SAGES
See also specific disorders below

Colonic Polyps
Understanding Polyps and Their Treatment:ASGE
Colon Polyps:Mayo Clinic
Colon Polyps:UpToDate Patient Information
Management of Colonic Polyps and Adenomas:SSAT
Polyposis, see Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Genetics
Colonic Polyps:MedlinePlus

Diverticular Disease
What I Need to Know About Diverticular Disease:NIDDK
Diverticular Disease:UpToDate Patient Information
Surgical Treatment of Diverticulitis:SSAT
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis:MedlinePlus

Duodenal Ulcer
See Stomach Diseases, Peptic Ulcer

Inflammation (Gastroenteritis)
Gastroenteritis Caused by Infection
Gastroenteritis:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Gastroenteritis in Adults:Aetna InteliHealth
Gastroenteritis in Children:Aetna InteliHealth
Viral Gastroenteritis ("Stomach Flu"):CDC
Antibiotic-Associated Gastroenteritis
See Infectious Diseases, Healthcare-Associated Infections
Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
See Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
Inflammation of the Colon (Colitis)
Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis:NIDDK
Diversion Colitis:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Hemorrhagic Colitis:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Ischemic Colitis:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Ulcerative Colitis, see Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
Overview of IBD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease:AGA
IBD in Children and Adolescents
Treating Children and Adolescents:CCFA
Management & Treatment of IBD
Diagnosing Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis:CCFA
Treatment Options in IBD:CCFA
Types of Medications:CCFA
Maintenance Therapy:CCFA
Diet and IBD:CCFA
Surgery and IBD:CCFA
Traveling With IBD:CCFA
See also Management & Treatment of Crohn's Disease and of Ulcerative Colitis below
Complications of IBD
Bone Loss in IBD:CCFA
Eye Complications in IBD:CCFA
Intestinal Complications:CCFA
Liver Disease and IBD:CCFA
Skin Complications of IBD:CCFA
Crohn's Disease
General Information
Crohn's Disease:NIDDK
Crohn’s Disease:UpToDate Patient Information
Crohn Disease, Genetics Home Reference, NLM
Crohn's Disease:MedlinePlus
Management & Treatment of Crohn's Disease
Surgery for Crohn's Disease:CCFA
Ulcerative Colitis
General Information
Ulcerative Colitis:NIDDK
Ulcerative Colitis:UpToDate Patient Information
Ulcerative Colitis:MedlinePlus
Management & Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Management of Ulcerative Colitis:SSAT
Ileoanal Reservoir Guide:UOAA

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
General Information
Irritable Bowel Syndrome:NIDDK
Irritable Bowel Syndrome:UpToDate Patient Information
Irritable Bowel Syndrome:MedlinePlus
IBS in Children and Adolescents
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children:NIDDK
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (in Children and Adolescents):IFFGD
Management & Treatment of IBS
Treatment Options for IBS:IFFGD

Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Obstruction:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Intestinal Adhesions:NIDDK
Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction:NIDDK
Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction:IFFGD
Intussusception:Nemours Foundation

Intestinal Tumors
See Cancer, Colorectal Cancer
See Cancer, Small Intestine Cancer
Small Intestine Tumors That Are Noncancerous:Merck Manual, Home Edition

Acute Mesenteric Ischemia:Merck Manual, Home Edition

Other Intestinal Diseases
Anatomic Problems of the Lower GI Tract:NIDDK
Blind Loop Syndrome:Mayo Clinic
Hirschsprung's Disease, see Genetics and Birth Defects, Digestive System Defects
Intestinal Defects, see Genetics and Birth Defects, Digestive System Defects
Ileus:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Intestinal Lymphangiectasia:Merck Manual, Home Edition

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