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Treatment for blood in stool

Treatment for Blood in Stool

Treatment for blood in stool is an important area of care for most GPs and gastroenterologists. Given that many individuals in Australia experience blood in stool or rectal bleeding at some point in their lives, understanding what causes this condition and its treatment can provide some clarity. When considering the treatment for this condition, medication, […]

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Gastritis is a common gastrointestinal disease faced by Australians, learn the causes of gastritis here so that you can stay clear.

The Main Causes of Gastritis

Gastritis is a gastroenterological condition that refers to the inflammation, irritation or erosion of the lining of the stomach. Causes of gastritis can disrupt a patient’s digestive system either acutely or chronically. Individuals with this condition experience a range of symptoms including abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, hiccups, black and tarry stool, occasional belching, bloating, loss […]

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Bowel Polyps: detection and treatment strategies

Bowel Polyps: Detection and Treatment

Bowel polyps or ‘colon polyps’ refer to small growths of tissue on the wall of the colon or rectum. There are two primary types of growths known as adenomas and hyperplastic polyps. Adenomas may result in cancer if they aren’t detected and removed. Medical professionals recognise the risk these polyps present and recommend frequent checkups, […]

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IBS treatment strategies

IBS Treatment Strategies

IBS treatment makes up a significant component of many gastroenterologists’ areas of care. According to the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, approximately 1 in 5 individuals experience the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome at some point. The condition causes abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in a patient’s bowel movements. For those diagnosed with IBS, immediate treatment and […]

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Causes of ulcerative colitis

The Types and Causes of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis refers to the medical condition caused by the inflammation of the large intestine. It is considered to be a form of inflammatory bowel disease and is similar to Crohn’s disease. It is a chronic condition requiring long-term treatment and disease management. While the inflammation takes place in the rectum and the lower colon, […]

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