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Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain - pain felt in the abdomen - can come from any of the organs contained within the abdominal cavity.


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Abdominal Pain Syndromes
  • (An overview of abdominal pain, its possible causes, diagnoses, and treatments.)
  • Medline Plus
  • Abdominal Pain
  • (A brief overview of abdominal pain, with links to other sources.)

[Go to Abdominal Pain in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus is a condition in which the lining of the esophagus is damaged by stomach acid.


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • (An overview of Barrett's Esophagus, the risk factors, treatment options, and management.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • (An overview of Barrett's Esophagus, GERD, how it's diagnosed, and links to other resources.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Barrett's Esophagus


[Go to Barrett's Esophagus in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Capsule Endoscopy


Web Sites For More Information:

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Understanding Capsule Endoscopy
  • (An overview of the reasons, preparations, and possible complications of capsule endoscopy.)

[Go to Capsule Endoscopy in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Celiac Disease


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Celiac Disease
  • (An overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of celiac disease.)
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Understanding Celiac Disease
  • (An overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and complications of celiac disease.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Celiac Disease
  • (An overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of celiac disease.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Celiac Disease


[Go to Celiac Disease in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Chronic Constipation


Web Sites For More Information:

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Understanding Constipation
  • (An overview of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of constipation.)
  • National Digestive Diseases sInformation Clearinghouse
  • Constipation
  • (An overview of the causes, identification, and treatment of constipation.)

Free Pamphlet from NDDIC:  Constipation


[Go to Chronic Constipation in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function, resulting from a chronic liver disease.


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • (An overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatments for cirrhosis.)
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Understanding Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • (An overview of the treatment, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of cirrhosis.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearhouse
  • Cirrhosis
  • (An overview of cirrhosis, its causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment.)

Free Pamphlet from NDDIC:  Cirrhosis


[Go to Cirrhosis in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Colon Cancer Screening


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[Go to Colon Cancer Screening in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Colon Polyp


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Colon Polyps
  • (An overview of colon polyps, tests, and treatments.)

Free Pamphlet from NDDIC:  What I Need to Know About Colon Polyps


[Go to Colon Polyp in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon for abnormalities using an endoscope.


Web Sites For More Information:

  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Colonoscopy
  • (An overview of colonoscopy and how it is performed.)

Free Pamphlet from NDDIC:  Colonoscopy


[Go to Colonoscopy in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Crohn's Disease


Web Sites For More Information:

  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Crohn's Disease
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment of Crohn's disease.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Crohn's Disease


[Go to Crohn's Disease in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Diarrhea


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • (An overview of the types, causes, tests for, and treatment of diarrhea.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Diarrhea
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of diarrhea.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Diarrhea


[Go to Diarrhea in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Diverticular Disease of the Colon
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, and complications of diverticulosis, and the treatment of diverticulitis.)
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Understanding Diverticulosis
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of diverticulosis.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
  • (An overview of diverticulosis and diverticulitis, the symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis


[Go to Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Endoscopic Ultrasound


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[Go to Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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ERCP


Web Sites For More Information:

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Understanding ERCP
  • (An overview of ERCP, its preparations, procedure, and possible complications.)
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • ERCP
  • (An overview of ERCP, how it works, what to expect, and possible complications.)

[Go to Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Esophageal Manometry


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[Go to Esophageal Manometry (Motility Test) in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • (An overview of NAFLD, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and risks.)
  • American Liver Foundation
  • NAFLD
  • (An overview of NAFLD, its risks, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.)

[Go to Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy


Web Sites For More Information:

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • (An overview of flexible sigmoidoscopy.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • (An overview of flexible sigmoidoscopy, how to prepare, and how it's performed.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Flexible Sigmoidoscopy


[Go to Flexible Sigmoidoscopy in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Gallstones


Web Sites For More Information:

  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Gallstones
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of gallstones.)

[Go to Gallstones in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Gastritis


Web Sites For More Information:

  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Gastritis
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment of gastritis.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Gastritis


[Go to Gastritis in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Gastroparesis


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Gastroparesis
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of gastroparesis.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Gastroparesis
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment of gastroparesis.)

[Go to Gastroparesis in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Gastroscopy/EGD


Web Sites For More Information:

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Understanding Upper Endoscopy
  • (An overview of upper endoscopy, the preparations, why it's done, and possible complications.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • (An overview of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Upper Endoscopy


[Go to Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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GERD


Web Sites For More Information:

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  GERD


[Go to GERD in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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H. Pylori Infections


Web Sites For More Information:

  • National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse
  • H. Pylori and Peptic Ulcers
  • (An overview of H. pylori, and causes and symptoms of peptic ulcers.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers


[Go to H. Pylori Infections in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Hemorrhoids


Web Sites For More Information:

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Living With Hemorrhoids
  • (An overview of hemorrhoid basics, diagnosis, and prevention.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Hemorrhoids
  • (An overview of the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of hemorrhoids.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Hemorrhoids


[Go to Hemorrhoids in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Hepatitis


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • (An overview of hepatitis, symptoms, and treatments.)
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Hepatitis
  • (An overview of the forms of hepatitis, the symptoms, treatment, and prevention.)
  • Medline Plus
  • Hepatitis
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hepatitis.)

[Go to Hepatitis in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Web Sites For More Information:

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • (An overview of the types of IBD, their causes, and treatment.)

[Go to Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • (An overview of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of IBS.)
  • National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • (An overview of the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of IBS.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Irritable Bowel Syndrome


[Go to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Liver Biopsy


Web Sites For More Information:

  • National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse
  • Liver Biopsy
  • (An overview of liver biopsy.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Liver Biopsy


[Go to Liver Biopsy in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Pancreatitis


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Pancreatitis
  • (An overview of pancreatitis, its symptoms, and treatment.)
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Understanding Pancreatitis
  • (An overview of pancreatitis, its symptoms, treatment, and prevention.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Pancreatitis
  • (An overview of pancreatitis.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Pancreatitis


[Go to Pancreatitis in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Rectal Bleeding


Web Sites For More Information:

[Go to Rectal Bleeding in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Remicade Infusions


Web Sites For More Information:

  • Medline Plus
  • Infliximab Injection
  • (An overview of the uses, precautions, and possible side effects of infliximab injections.)

[Go to Remicade Infusions in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Ulcerative Colitis


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • (An overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, causes, complications, and treatment of ulcerative colitis.)
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • (An overview of the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of ulcerative colitis.)

Free Pamphlet From NDDIC:  Ulcerative Colitis


[Go to Ulcerative Colitis in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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Ulcers


Web Sites For More Information:

  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • (An overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of peptic ulcers.)
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Understanding Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • (An overview of the causes, risk factors, symptoms, tests, treatment, and prevention of peptic ulcers.)

[Go to Ulcers in the Procedures and Treatments section.]

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