A type of bacterium, Clostridium difficile (C. diff), causes one of the most common health care-associated infections in the United States.
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder in which the small intestine becomes inflamed and damaged by gluten, a protein found in many grains.
Diverticulitis is a condition in which a small sac forms along the colon and becomes blocked or inflamed. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that causes abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, affecting the frequency of bathroom visits and the consistency of stool.
Inflammatory bowel disease is the umbrella term for two conditions that cause chronic inflammation within the digestive system: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Parasitic diseases are infections caused by organisms that are often microscopic. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Abdominal pain is a common symptom; emergency medicine doctors use physical exams and other tools to diagnose its cause.
Pediatric Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can stunt growth in children. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Constipation is characterized by either infrequent bowel movements or the passage of dry, hard stools.
Celiac disease is an immune reaction to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Learn about symptoms and treatment.