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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 […]

Causes of Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Necrotizing Pancreatitis is characterized by a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. It is essentially a more morbidity prone variant of the Acute Pancreatitis. About 185,000 […]

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 […]

Causes Of Abdominal Distention in Babies

Abdominal Distention in babies is mainly manifested by a protruding abdomen. The swelling can be moderate or extreme. It could be associated with some serious […]

What is Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia?

Gastric Antral Vascula Ectasia (GAVE) is a rare condition caused by gastrointestinal bleeding. It is also sometimes the reason for iron deficiency anemia. The condition […]

What is Portal Hypertension Gastropathy?

Portal Hypertension Gastropathy refers to the changes in the cells of the stomach lining due to portal hypertension. Hypertension would simply mean high blood pressure. […]

Dieulafoy’s Lesion – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Dieulafoy’s lesion is a condition which is closely associated with gastrointestinal bleeding. It is caused by the rupture and erosion of a large blood vessel […]

What Causes Bad Smelling Flatulence?

Before we explore the causes of bad smelling flatulence , it is important to understand what flatulence is. Flatulence is the discharge of gases through […]

What are the top 5 Dos and Donts in Gastritis?

Gastritis is a condition characterized by the inflammation and sometimes infection in the protective lining of the stomach. Due to certain hypersensitivities to food, bacterial […]

What is Rumbling Appendicitis?

Rumbling Appendicitis is another name for chronic appenditicitis. The only difference it has with the acute form of the disease is that it does not […]

What are Esophagus Polyps?

A polyp is a mass of tissue protruding abnormally from the mucous membrane (protective lining of epithelial cells for secretion and absorption) of the esophagus. […]

Top 10 Causes of Belching

Belching synonymous with burping, ructus or eructation is the process of expelling gas from the digestive tract through the mouth. This involuntary reflux is generally […]