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causes of abdominal pain

Treatment for common causes of abdominal pain

Out of the many causes of abdominal pain—pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions of the body—abnormalities in the digestive tract tend to be some of the most common causes. Commonly referred to as a stomach ache, abdominal pain may feel like a cramp and the pain can be dull, intermittent or sharp. […]

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symptoms of lactose intolerance

Signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive disorder that occurs when the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and dairy products. Symptoms of lactose intolerance usually develop within a few hours of consuming food or drinks that contain lactose. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is usually […]

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Causes of haemorrhoids

The signs, symptoms and causes of haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum that are similar to varicose veins. While experts haven’t reached a consensus on the more scientific causes of haemorrhoids, risk factors range from straining during bowel movements to regular heavy lifting. Haemorrhoids tend to be quite common but the symptoms aren’t always […]

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Blood in stool

Blood in stool: A concerning sign of gastroenterological health

If you notice blood in stool, spotting on toilet paper or drops of blood in the toilet bowl, it’s recommended that you meet a gastroenterologist and understand why this may be happening. Blood in stool can be a telltale sign of a range of gastrointestinal diseases, although many people may dismiss this as something trivial […]

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