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Digestive System

Brachytherapy
Anal cancer is a rare type of cancer. The anus is where stool leaves your body when you go to the bathroom. It is made up of your outer layers of skin and...
Colon Cancer Screening
Anal cancer is a rare type of cancer. The anus is where stool leaves your body when you go to the bathroom. It is made up of your outer layers of skin and...
Barium Enema
The anus is the opening of the rectum through which stool passes out of your body. Problems with the anus are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses,...
Appendectomy
The appendix is a small, tube-like organ attached to the first part of the large intestine. It is located in the lower right part of the abdomen. It has...
Biopsy, Liver (Liver Biopsy)
Your liver makes a substance called bile that helps with digestion. Your gallbladder stores it until you need it to digest fat. Then your gallbladder pushes...
Ama (Antimitochondrial Antibodies)
Your liver makes a substance called bile that helps with digestion. Your gallbladder stores it until you need it to digest fat. Then your gallbladder pushes...
Exam, Pelvic (Pelvic Exam)
A bowel movement is the last stop in the movement of food through your digestive tract. Your stool passes out of your body through the rectum and anus....
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
A small number of people with cirrhosis get liver cancer. Your doctor will diagnose cirrhosis with blood tests, imaging tests, or a biopsy. Cirrhosis has many...
Barium Enema
Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body...
Barium Enema
A polyp is an extra piece of tissue that grows inside your body. Colonic polyps grow in the large intestine, or colon. Most polyps are not dangerous. However,...
Barium Enema
The colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both...
Colon Cancer Screening
The colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's can affect any area...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce...
Barium Enema
Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward through the colon, or large intestine. If you have these pouches, you have a condition called diverticulosis. It...
Brachytherapy
Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest...
Cholecystectomy
Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest...
Cholecystectomy
Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest...
Anti-Reflux Surgery (Fundoplication)
Your esophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when a muscle at the end of your...
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. They are either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. They often result from...
Echogram (Ultrasound)
A hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle. Most hernias are in the abdomen. There are several types...
Chest X-Ray
A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle wall that...
Barium Swallow (Upper Gi Series)
Your small intestine is part of your digestive system. It is a long tube that connects your stomach to your large intestine. Intestinal cancer is rare, but...
Colon Cancer Screening
Your small intestine is part of your digestive system. It is a long tube that connects your stomach to your large intestine. Intestinal cancer is rare, but...
Cat Scan
An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes....
Colonoscopy
also do a test called a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Most people diagnosed with IBS can control their...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
This makes it harder to treat. Doctors use tests that examine the liver and the blood to diagnose liver cancer. Treatment options include surgery,...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. There are many kinds of liver diseases....
Cat Scan
The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the first part of the small intestine. It secretes digestive juices into the small intestine...
Barium Swallow (Upper Gi Series)
A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or your duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. A burning stomach pain is the most common...
Artificial Kidney (Hemodialysis)
inflammation of the peritoneum Cancer Complications from peritoneal dialysis Your doctor may use imaging tests or lab...
Barium Enema
The rectum is the lower part of your large intestine where your body stores stool. Problems with rectum are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses,...
Barium Swallow (Upper Gi Series)
Your small intestine is the longest part of your digestive system - about twenty feet long! It connects your stomach to your large intestine (or colon) and folds...
Barium Swallow (Upper Gi Series)
The stomach is an organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. It mixes food with stomach acid and helps digest protein. Stomach cancer mostly affects...
Barium Swallow (Upper Gi Series)
Your stomach is an organ between your esophagus and small intestine. It is where digestion of protein begins. The stomach has three tasks. It stores swallowed...
Duodenoscopy (Endoscopy)
If you have a swallowing disorder, you may have difficulty or pain when swallowing. Some people cannot swallow at all. Others may have trouble swallowing...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called...
Colitis Surgery (Ulcerative Colitis Surgery)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called...