Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Colitis is inflammation of the colon. Read about the different types and associated symptoms.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum.
An anal fissure is a small tear or crack in the lining of the anus. Learn about anal fissure symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
Colonic polyps are growths that appear on the surface of the colon. Learn about colonic polyp symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
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…
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon, located in the lower portion of the digestive system.
Proctitis is a condition in which the lining of the inner rectum becomes inflamed. The rectum is part of your lower digestive system.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, constipation is one of the most common digestive problems in the United St...
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…
Anal cancer is a rare form of cancer that affects the tissues of the anus. Read more on what causes it and how to diagnose it.
Necrotizing enterocolitis occurs when the intestinal tissue becomes damaged and dies. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and how it's diagnosed.
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.
Peptic ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or small intestine. We'll show you how to treat and prevent them.
Crohn's is a chronic bowel disease that causes inflammation of your digestive tract. Learn more about treatment and prevention.
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.
Shigellosis is a bacterial infection that affects the digestive system. The Shigella bacterium is spread through contact with contaminated feces.
Stomach ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach. Find out what causes them and how to treat them.
E. coli is a type of bacteria normally found in intestines. But certain kinds of E. coli can cause infection and severe symptoms like diarrhea and dehydration.
Weakness in your stomach lining allows digestive juices to damage and inflame it, causing gastritis. Learn more about causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
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