Patient Education

Gastroparesis (Delayed Gastric Emptying)

What is gastroparesis? — Gastroparesis is a condition that causes nausea and vomiting. It can also make you feel full too soon after you start eating. It happens because the stomach takes too long to empty and does not move food along through your body fast enough. Gastroparesis is also called “delayed gastric emptying.” (“Gastric”… » Read More

Hemorrhoids

What are hemorrhoids? — Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum. They can cause itching and pain. Sometimes they can also make you bleed during a bowel movement. In some cases, you can see or feel hemorrhoids around the outside of the rectum. In other cases, you cannot see them because they are hidden inside… » Read More

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is irritable bowel syndrome? — Irritable bowel syndrome, or “IBS,” is a condition that causes belly pain and problems with bowel movements. Some people with the condition have frequent, watery bowel movements (diarrhea). Others do not have enough bowel movements (constipation). Some patients switch back and forth between diarrhea and constipation. What are the… » Read More

Lactose Intolerance

What is lactose intolerance? — Lactose intolerance is a condition that makes it hard for your body to digest milk and foods made with milk (called dairy products). If you have lactose intolerance and you eat dairy products, you can get diarrhea, belly pain, and gas. Lactose intolerance can affect anyone. But it is most common among… » Read More

Microscopic Colitis

What is microscopic colitis? — Microscopic colitis is a condition that causes watery diarrhea. It involves the colon, which is another name for the large intestine. There are 2 types of microscopic colitis: lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis. Both types cause the same symptoms and are treated the same way. Microscopic colitis happens when the colon gets… » Read More
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