DIGESTIVE DISORDERS / bowel and abdominal problems

A

Adhesions
Anatomic Problems of the Colon
Appendicitis
Autoimmune Hepatitis

B

Barium Enema
Barium Meal

Barrett's Oesophagus
Bleeding in the Digestive Tract

C

Cirrhosis (Primary Biliary)
Cirrhosis of the Liver

Coeliac Disease
Collagenous Colitis
Colon Polyps
Colonoscopy
Colostomy
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

D

Diarrhoea
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

E

Endoscopy
ERCP

F

Faecal Incontinence
Fistulas
Flatulence

G

Gallstones
Gastritis
Gastroparesis and Diabetes

H

Heartburn
Haemorrhoids
Hirschsprung's Disease

I

Imperforate Anus
Indigestion
Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
Intussusception
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

L

Liver Biopsy
Liver Transplantation

M

Malrotation & volvulus
Ménétrier's Disease

P

Pancreatitis
Peptic Ulcers
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Proctitis

R

Rapid Gastric Emptying

S

Short Bowel Syndrome
Sigmoidoscopy

U

Ulcerative Colitis

V

Viral Gastritis
Volvulus

W

Whipple's Disease
Wilson's Disease

Z

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

anal fissure

an anal fissure is a small ulcer in the lining of the rectum. they can cause pain and bleeding during bowel movements. the article contains several treatment recommendations.

biopsy

this article explains what the word means and gives a brief outline of some of the common types of biopsy.

buscopan

this medicine eases stomach and bowel cramps. this article looks at its properties and side effects.

fibre

this article outlines the different types of fibre and its role in treating certain conditions such as constipation, high cholesterol, diabetes and in probably reducing the risk of bowel cancer. useful tips on how to eat more fibre are provided.

laparoscopic gallbladder surgery

laparoscopic surgery is replacing conventional surgery as the treatment of choice for gallstones. this article provides information about gallstones and the operation.

losec

losec is a drug used to treat stomach ulcers and gastric reflux. this article profiles the medication and its side effects.

proctalgia fugax

this common condition is characterised by a pain in the rectum. this article looks at the possible treatment options.

rehydration fluids (electrolyte solutions)

electrolyte solutions are used to replace water and salt lost from vomiting and diarrhoea. this article looks at the different products available and how they should be used.

gilbert's syndrome

this is a common condition which may cause mild jaundice. this article outlines its benign nature and how it is diagnosed.

jaundice

this article outlines some of the many causes of jaundice and outlines possible investigations.

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