Intestines

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Diverticulosis: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention
The walls of your large intestine can become weak in certain spots. A poor diet and not enough exercise can cause weak spots in your intestine. Eventually, small pouches, called diverticula, form. When this happens, you have diverticulosis. It is very common in older adults.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an inflammation of the digestive tract and includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. It is usually a chronic condition that has flare-ups.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, chronic disorder of the gut (primarily the intestines) that causes abdominal pain and constipation, diarrhea, or both. There is no cure for IBS, but there are many treatments to reduce symptoms.

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Celiac Disease: Get Diagnosed and Treated
Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes inflammation in your gut. Eating gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley, triggers your immune system to attack your own intestines, causing diarrhea, pain, and weight loss.

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What Is Anal Mucus Discharge? Common Causes & More Explained
What does anal mucus discharge mean? If you are experiencing this symptom you may have an infection like E. Coli, or an inflammatory condition like Crohn’s disease. Read now for more associated characteristics, causes, and treatment options.

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Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, long-term inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, involving ulcers and sores of the large intestine and rectum.

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Microscopic Colitis: What Causes Microscopic Colitis & How to Treat It
Microscopic colitis is caused by inflammation of the large intestine. It is believed to be caused by an overly aggressive immune response to certain triggers.

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Indirect Hernia Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
An indirect hernia is a protrusion of an organ through the "wall" located near the groin or abdomen. The bulge is painless but when strangulated, can cause symptoms.

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Diverticulosis: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention
The walls of your large intestine can become weak in certain spots. A poor diet and not enough exercise can cause weak spots in your intestine. Eventually, small pouches, called diverticula, form. When this happens, you have diverticulosis. It is very common in older adults.

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  • Appendicitis is an inflammation or infection in your appendix, a small pouch in the lower, right side of your belly. Surgery is usually required, but sometimes, when caught early, it can be treated with antibiotics.

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