Medical Gastroenterology Conditions

The best way to communicate with your GI doctors about gastrointestinal health is to inform yourself and come prepared with questions about procedures you may need, from colonoscopy to gallbladder ultrasound. We've compiled information about gastroenterological conditions that has all been reviewed by a gastroenterologist. Browse our informational pages below or ask a medical question of your own for free.

Gastroenterology is a vast field of study that encompasses most medical conditions relating to the digestive system—including but not limited to the esophagus, the stomach, the small intestine, the large intestine (also called the colon), the rectum and the anus. We’ve compiled trusted medical information for any visitor looking to learn more about gastroenterology conditions. Click on any one of the links below to read more.

At, we pride ourselves on providing our readers with all the resources they need to educate themselves about gastroenterology medical conditions and to improve their own GI health. All the medical information published on our site has been thoroughly reviewed by professional medical experts. Our team is dedicated to helping by making sure that you have all the necessary advice that you need to move forward with treatment for any gastroenterological condition, from cancers of the esophagus, stomach and colon to very common medical conditions such as hemorrhoids or heartburn. Going to your doctor’s appointment prepared and ready to ask good questions is the best way to receive a proper diagnosis for any condition that may involve you or a family member.

If you unsure about whether you are experiencing any symptoms that may require such procedures as barium enema, upper GI series, barium swallow, CT scan, colonoscopy or other tests, read our gastroenterology conditions pages by clicking the links above for detailed and easy-to-understand information about common symptoms to look out for. For example, knowing the subtle differences between symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and symptoms of a hernia may help you seek out more relevant and useful medical attention.

We also have information about what to do if you suddenly find yourself experiencing difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, vomiting, sudden shifts in your bowel movements with diarrhea or constipation and other very common gastroenterology conditions that may lead to confusion among patients. You’ll be leading a healthier lifestyle in no time if you keep yourself up-to-date about GI health concerns and important symptoms that need to be treated early, before they can worsen or before more serious complications can arise.

We understand at that health conditions relating to the digestive system may oftentimes be uncomfortable to discuss with friends, family and even medical professionals who are trained to help you out. Please consult our informational pages about possible conditions you may be able to relate to—the more you understand about these very common medical conditions, the better you will feel about seeking out the necessary gastroenterological tests and procedures necessary for a better quality of life.