Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon, located in the lower portion of the digestive system.
Crohn's is a chronic bowel disease that causes inflammation of your digestive tract. Learn more about treatment and prevention.
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.
Stomach ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach. Find out what causes them and how to treat them.
Colonic polyps are growths that appear on the surface of the colon. Learn about colonic polyp symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum.
Shigellosis is a bacterial infection that affects the digestive system. The Shigella bacterium is spread through contact with contaminated feces.
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…
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.
Weakness in your stomach lining allows digestive juices to damage and inflame it, causing gastritis. Learn more about causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Cirrhosis is the severe scarring and poor function of the liver caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections.
Colitis is inflammation of the colon. Read about the different types and associated symptoms.
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.
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…
Also called hemophilia B or factor IX hemophilia, Christmas disease is a rare genetic disorder in which your blood does not clot properly. A common symptom is…
A low platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, can range from mild to severe, depending on the cause. The symptoms can sometimes include severe bleeding.
Hemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency) is the most common form of the blood clotting disorder hemophilia. It can cause prolonged bleeding, tight joints, and unexplained…
Ischemic colitis (IC) is inflammation of the large intestine (colon). IC occurs when not enough blood flows to the colon. Abdominal pain is a common symptom.
Medullary cystic kidney disease is a rare condition that causes cysts to form on kidneys. Kidney failure may result, symptoms of which can include changes in skin color…
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