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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


Abdominal Pain

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General Information
Abdominal Pain:Mayo Clinic
Acute Abdominal Pain:JAMA
Abdominal Pain, Short-Term: Self-Care Flowchart:FamilyDoctor.org
Abdominal Pain, Long-Term: Self-Care Flowchart:FamilyDoctor.org
Abdominal Pain: MedlinePlus
See also Indigestion (Dyspepsia)


Abdominal Pain in Adults
Abdominal Pain in Adults:eMedicine Consumer Health
Diagnosis of Acute Abdominal Pain in Older Patients:American Academy of Family Physicians


Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents
Abdominal Pain in Children:eMedicine Consumer Health
Chronic Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents:UpToDate Patient Information


Bleeding

Bleeding in the Digestive Tract:NIDDK
A New View of Occult and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding;American Academy of Family Physicians
See also Esophageal Diseases, Esophageal Varices


Constipation

(Jump to: General Information | In Adults | In Children | Managing )

General Information
Constipation:NIDDK
Associated with Cancer, see Coping With Cancer and Its Treatment
Constipation:MedlinePlus


Constipation in Adults
Concerned About Constipation?NIA
Constipation in Adults:UpToDate Patient Information
Eldercare at Home: Constipation:AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
Treatment of Constipation in Older Adults:American Academy of Family Physicians


Constipation in Children
Constipation in Children:Mayo Clinic
Constipation in Children:FamilyDoctor.org
Chronic Constipation in Your Child:American Academy of Family Physicians
Constipation in Infants and Children:UpToDate Patient Information
Functional Constipation in Kids & Teens:IFFGD


Managing Constipation
Managing Bowel Dysfunction:NIH Clinical Center [PDF]
Laxatives: OTC Products for Constipation:FamilyDoctor.org


Diarrhea

(Jump to: General Information | In Adults | In Children | Managing )

General Information
Diarrhea:NIDDK
Diarrhea in Children and Adults:IFFGD
Diarrheal Diseases:ACG
Brainerd Diarrhea:CDC
Traveler's Diarrhea:CDC
Diarrhea: Self-Care Flowchart:FamilyDoctor.org
Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea, see Infectious Diseases, Healthcare-Associated Infections
Associated with Cancer, see Coping With Cancer and Its Treatment
See also Intestinal Diseases, Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea:MedlinePlus


Diarrhea in Adults
Acute Diarrhea in Adults:UpToDate Patient Information
Chronic Diarrhea in Adults:UpToDate Patient Information
Eldercare at Home: Diarrhea:AGS Foundation for Health in Aging


Diarrhea in Children
Acute Diarrhea in Children:UpToDate Patient Information
Rotavirus:Nemours Foundation


Managing Diarrhea
Managing Bowel Dysfunction:NIH Clinical Center [PDF]
Antidiarrheal Medicines: OTC Relief for Diarrhea:FamilyDoctor.org


Gas

Gas in the Digestive Tract:NIDDK
Gas and Gas Pains:Mayo Clinic
Gas and Bloating:UpToDate Patient Information
Gas:MedlinePlus


Heartburn

Heartburn:FamilyDoctor.org
Antacids and Acid Reducers: OTC Relief for Heartburn and Acid Reflux:FamilyDoctor.org
Proton Pump Inhibitors:Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
Heartburn:MedlinePlus
See also Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)


Hiccups

Hiccups:Mayo Clinic


Indigestion (Dyspepsia)

Dyspepsia: What It Is and What to Do About It:American Academy of Family Physicians
Indigestion:NIDDK
Dyspepsia in Children:IFFGD
Functional Dyspepsia:IFFGD
Upset Stomach (Functional Dyspepsia) in Adults:UpToDate Patient Information
Indigestion:MedlinePlus
See also Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
See also Peptic Ulcer


Vomiting

General Information
Nausea and Vomiting: Self-Care Flowchart: FamilyDoctor.org
Nausea and Vomiting in Infants and Children:UpToDate Patient Information
Antiemetic Medicines: OTC Relief for Nausea and Vomiting:FamilyDoctor.org
Morning Sickness, see Pregnancy and Childbirth, Discomforts of Pregnancy
Hyperemesis Gravidarium, see Pregnancy and Childbirth, Risks to Pregnancy
Associated with Cancer, see Coping With Cancer and Its Treatment
Nausea and Vomiting:MedlinePlus


Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome:NIDDK
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Adults:IFFGD
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children:IFFGD


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