Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Find information on bleeding esophageal varices symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment, and prevention.
Stomach ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach. Find out what causes them and how to treat them.
Peptic ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or small intestine. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem.
A transfusion reaction is when your body has an adverse response to a blood transfusion. Learn how transfusion reactions occur and how to minimize your risk.
Necrotizing enterocolitis occurs when the intestinal tissue becomes damaged and dies. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and how it's diagnosed.
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon, located in the lower portion of the digestive system.
Colonic polyps are growths that appear on the surface of the colon. Learn about colonic polyp symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
Stomach cancer is difficult to detect and often not diagnosed until it's more advanced. Here's the knowledge you need to beat the disease.
Colitis is inflammation of the colon. Read about the different types and associated symptoms.
Intussusception occurs when a portion of the intestine folds inside another part. This causes a blockage. Find out about causes and treatment.
Crohn's is a chronic bowel disease that causes inflammation of your digestive tract. Learn more about treatment and prevention.
Diverticulitis occurs when the bulging sacs that appear in the lining of your large intestine, or colon, get acutely infected, or inflamed. Symptoms include sudden…
Weakness in your stomach lining allows digestive juices to damage and inflame it, causing gastritis. Learn more about causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Damage to the liver from excessive drinking can lead to ARLD. Years of alcohol abuse cause the liver to become inflamed and swollen.
When your platelets don't function properly, it is known as a platelet function disorder. "Acquired" platelet function disorders may be caused by medications, diseases…
Enteritis is the inflammation of your small intestine. It's caused by ingesting bacteria and as a side effect of chemotherapy treatments. Learn more.
Esophageal cancer occurs when a malignant (cancerous) tumor forms in the lining of the esophagus, which is the muscular tube responsible for moving food from the throat…
Anthrax is a serious illness caused by a microbe called Bacillus anthracis that lives in soil. Read about the symptoms of anthrax.
Acute gastritis is a sudden inflammation or swelling in the lining of the stomach. It causes severe, temporary pain.
Vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessels. It can damage blood vessels by thickening, scarring, and weakening the cell walls.
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