Viral gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu, is caused by a number of different viruses. Its symptoms usually last for two to three days.
Food poisoning occurs when you consume foods contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Symptoms are usually uncomfortable but not severe.
Bacterial infections are common causes of gastrointestinal infections. This type of infection is also called "food poisoning" and is often caused by poor hygiene or…
Giardiasis is an infection in your small intestine caused by microscopic parasites called giardia. Read on to learn more about it.
Food allergies are overblown responses by the immune system to foods that aren't typically harmful - like eggs and peanuts. Continue reading and learn more about food…
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gluten. Learn about celiac disease symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Malabsorption syndrome refers to a number of conditions in which the small intestine is unable to absorb enough nutrients.
Crohn's is a chronic bowel disease that causes inflammation of your digestive tract. Learn more about treatment and prevention.
Colonic polyps are growths that appear on the surface of the colon. Learn about colonic polyp symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
Fecal impaction of the colon is when stool becomes stuck in the colon and can't leave the body.
Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon, located in the lower portion of the digestive system.
Amebiasis is a parasitic infection, common in the tropics and caused by contaminated water. Symptoms can be severe and usually start 1-4 weeks after exposure.
Necrotizing enterocolitis occurs when the intestinal tissue becomes damaged and dies. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and how it's diagnosed.
Salmonella food poisoning is one of the most common types of food poisoning. The Salmonella bacteria live in the intestines of humans and animals.
Diverticulitis occurs when pouches in the wall of your colon become infected or inflamed. We'll explain treatments and foods you should and shouldn't eat.
Diabetic neuropathy is a serious and common complication of type 2 diabetes that usually develops slowly. We'll go into detail about its symptoms, causes, treatments, and…
Premenstrual syndrome causes a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms. Learn more about it.
Shigellosis is a bacterial infection that affects the digestive system. The Shigella bacterium is spread through contact with contaminated feces.
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Here's what it feels like, what causes it, and what tests to expect at your doctor's office.
This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose. Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.