Digestion

Digestive Dirorders Archives - Digestion

Gastrointestinal Anthrax Gastrointestinal Anthrax

As the name suggests, gastrointestinal anthrax, would be anthrax affecting the gastrointestinal tract. It is imperative that we understand what anthrax is, to begin with. […]

Signs and Symptoms of Abdominal Trauma Signs and Symptoms of Abdominal Trauma

Abdominal trauma or accidental injuries to the abdomen are very common. Abdominal injuries are of two types, blunt and penetrating. These two types of injury […]

Duodenal cancer - Possible Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Duodenal cancer – Possible Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Duodenal Cancer or an adenocarcinoma of the duodenum would imply a malignant tumor in the duodenum. The duodenum is the starting point of the small […]

Gangrenous Gallbladder - Treatment Gangrenous Gallbladder – Treatment

The gallbladder is a small pear shaped sac placed under the liver. The liver secretes bile which is a yellowish green liquid that helps in […]

Complications of Gallbladder Infection Complications of Gallbladder Infection

The gallbladder is almost the size of a pear and sits below the liver. The primary function of a gall bladder is to receive bile […]

What is Bile Diarrhea?

Bile diarrhea is an unusual complication of gallbladder surgery. Bile is a brown greenish liquid which is secreted by the liver. Bile is needed for […]

Duodenal Diverticulum – Types, Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Diagnosis and Treatment

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is followed by the next two parts of the small intestine, namely, the jejunum […]

Abdominal Tuberculosis

Abdominal Tuberculosis , also known as Gastrointestinal TB, is a recurring problem in the developing world. So much so that the World Health Organization categorizes […]

What are the causes of mucus in infant stools?

Adult or infant alike, stools are often a key indicator of digestive health. For infants, who are barely a few months old the statement could […]

What Causes Large Stools?

According to the Bristol Stool Chart, the ideal type of stools would be the type 4 and type 5. Type 4 is the sausage and […]

What are Fundic Gland Polyps?

Fundic gland polyps refers to the occurrence of small (2-5mm), multiple polyps in the fundus of the stomach. Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue from […]

What is Esophageal Candidiasis?

Esophageal candidiasis is often referred to as an opportunistic infection of the esophagus. It is manifested when the esophagus is mostly attacked by the fungus […]

What is Rapunzel Syndrome?

Rapunzel syndrome is a rare condition in which one encounters a gastrointestinal obstruction caused due to trichophagia or a disorder which entails eating of hair. […]

Hemoperitoneum – Causes, Diagnostic Tests and Treatment

Hemoperitoneum would mean the presence of blood in the abdominal cavity, essentially the peritoneal cavity. The peritoneal cavity is the space between the parietal peritoneum […]

Pancreatic Fistula – Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

The pancreas are an important organ of the digestive system. It is actually a gland which performs both endocrine and exocrine functions. It endocrine functions […]