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Esophagus
Esophageal Varices
Esophageal varices are swollen veins in the lining of the lower esophagus near the stomach.
Esophageal Rings and Webs
Esophageal rings and webs are folds that block your esophagus either partially or completely.
Esophagitis
The esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food through the chest, from the mouth to the stomach. If the inside lining of your esophagus becomes inflamed, causing pain and problems with swallowing, you have esophagitis.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder. It involves the esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.In GERD, acid and digestive enzymes from the stomach flow backwards into the esophagus.
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the esophagus, the tube that carries food and drink from your throat to your stomach.
Swallowed Object
Young children may swallow toys, coins, safety pins, buttons, bones, wood, glass, magnets, batteries or other foreign objects. Problems may arise when objects are stuck for a long time, are sharp, or contain corrosive materials (such as batteries).

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Stomach
Gastritis
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. In someone who suffers from gastritis, the lining of the stomach often looks red, irritated and swollen, and it also may have raw, abraded areas that can bleed.
Peptic Ulcer
A peptic ulcer is a sore or hole that forms in the lining of the stomach or intestine.
Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that form the inner lining of the stomach.

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Bowel
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
In diverticulosis, small pouches develop and bulge out through weak spots in the walls of the colon, typically in the part of the colon called the sigmoid colon on the left side of the abdomen.
Colon Polyps
Colon polyps are growths of tissue inside the large intestine, also called the colon.
Food Poisoning
Most commonly, food poisoning results from a reaction to food or water contaminated during improper cooking, handling or storage.
Amyloidosis
Amyloidosis is a disease in which an abnormal protein called amyloid accumulates in body tissues and organs.
Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
Antibiotics can kill large numbers of the bowel's normal bacteria, altering the delicate balance among the various species.
Tropical Sprue
Tropical sprue is a digestive problem that occurs in the tropics and subtropics. People with tropical sprue do not absorb nutrients properly, especially vitamin B12 and folic acid.
Celiac Disease (Non-Tropical Sprue)
Celiac disease (also called non-tropical sprue, celiac sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is an intestinal disorder in which the body cannot tolerate gluten, a natural protein commonly found in many grains, including wheat, barley, rye and oats.
Traveler's Diarrhea
Traveler's diarrhea is an infection of the intestines that affects about 50% of people who visit the developing world.
Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is a common cause of abdominal cramping, bloating and diarrhea.
Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease in which inflammation injures the intestines. It is a long-term (chronic) condition.

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Rectum And Anus
Anal Disorders
Four disorders that cause anal pain and irritation include anal fissure, anal abscess, anal fistula and anal stricture.
Anal Itch (Pruritus Ani)
Anal itch, also known as pruritus ani, is an irritating, itchy sensation around the anus (the opening through which stool passes out of the body).
Hemorrhoids
A hemorrhoid is a bulging, distended vein in the area around the anus, the opening through which stool passes.
Fecal Incontinence
When stool (feces) leaks out from the rectum accidentally, it is known as fecal incontinence.

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Liver
Chronic Hepatitis
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.
Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is a disease in which normal liver cells are replaced by scar tissue, which interferes with all of the liver's important functions.
Hemochromatosis
Hemochromatosis is a common genetic (inherited) disorder in which too much iron is absorbed from the digestive tract.
Hepatitis Overview
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. There are several types of hepatitis, and the disease has several causes.
Liver Cancer
Liver cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the liver.

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Gallbladder And Bile Ducts
Bile Duct Diseases
A variety of diseases can affect your bile ducts, all causing some form of blockage and therefore causing similar symptoms.
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped pouch that lies beneath the liver, in the upper abdomen. It stores bile. This fluid, produced by the liver, helps digest fat. The gallbladder releases bile into the small intestine through the bile duct. This thin tube connects the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. Cancer develops when abnormal cells in these structures multiply and grow rapidly.
Gallstones
Gallstones are rock-like nuisances that can form inside the gallbladder.

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Pancreas
Pancreatic Cancer
Cancer of the pancreas is abnormal cell growth in the tissue of the pancreas.
Acute Pancreatitis
Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas.
Chronic Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, the large gland located behind the stomach. People with chronic pancreatitis have persistent inflammation of the pancreas that leads to permanent damage.


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