Abdominal pain is a localized pain or generalized discomfort located between the pelvis and chest and can be associated with various conditions.
Anal or rectal bleeding can be a symptom of GI conditions like an anal ulcer or hemorrhoids and is characterized by blood that passes from the anus.
Bloating can be an indication of several GI conditions and is often caused by fluid retention in the abdomen or gas accumulation in the GI tract.
Blood in the Stool
Blood in the stool means that bleeding is occurring somewhere within the GI tract. The blood can range in color based on the location of the bleed.
Bowel incontinence is the inability to control one's bowel movements and can range from stool leakage while passing gas to complete loss of control.
Constipation is a common symptom that occurs when it is difficult to move stool through the GI tract due to it becoming too dry or moving too slowly.
Diarrhea can be a common symptom of a variety of conditions and is characterized by loose, watery stools occurring more than three times per day.
Difficulty swallowing can be a symptom of various conditions and occurs when items consumed do not move easily from the esophagus to the stomach.
Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest, often combined with an acidic taste in the mouth, that can magnify after eating, bending, or lying down.
Indigestion, sometimes a symptom of other conditions, is upper abdominal pain often combined with an uncomfortable feeling of fullness after eating.
Nausea is an uneasy feeling in the stomach that gives someone the urge to vomit or throw up that may be caused by an underlying illness or condition.
Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss
An unexplained weight gain or loss is a change in weight that is noticeable by either gaining or losing without making an effort to make any changes.
Vomiting is a natural response and the body’s way of removing possible threats, such as poison or viruses, by forcefully expelling them from the body.
Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes
Yellowing of the skin and eyes is a symptom of elevated bilirubin levels in the blood causing a yellowish hue in the whites of the eyes and the skin.