Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Conditions

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows backward into the esophagus causing a burning sensation; it can be managed with the help of a GI provider.


Achalasia is a rare condition where the loss of nerve cells in your esophagus causes difficulty swallowing; early diagnosis is vital to treatment.

Anal Fissure

Anal fissures are the small rip or cut in the tissue lining the anus; symptoms include bloody stools and discomfort before and after a bowel movement.

Anemia/Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia that occurs when there is not enough iron in your body resulting in insufficient levels of oxygen.

Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's esophagus occurs when the tissue lining the esophagus shifts to become more like intestinal cells; it is often caused by untreated GERD.

Biliary Obstruction

A biliary obstruction happens when a bile duct is blocked, preventing bile from moving throughout the biliary system and thus causing GI symptoms.

C. Difficile Colitis

C. difficile is a bacteria that causes inflammation in your GI tract, commonly in your colon. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, and weight loss.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease occurs when foods containing gluten are consumed and cause an autoimmune response; symptoms should be assessed by a GI provider.


Colitis describes the swelling of the inner lining of the large bowel; there are different forms of colitis and it can cause a range of GI symptoms.

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is common in both males and females and often presents with rectal bleeding, pain during bowel movements, and changes in bowel habits.

Colorectal Polyps

Colorectal polys are a group of cells found in the colon or rectum during a colonoscopy that is benign or malignant; see a GI provider for treatment.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is an IBD that causes uncomfortable swelling in the digestive system. GI symptoms can include fever, diarrhea, and cramps.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

CVS is a condition that is common in children and causes recurring vomiting cycles; it is best to be assessed by a GI provider to determine treatment.


Diverticulitis often occurs after diverticulosis and is an infection or inflammation of the diverticula; symptoms can include diarrhea and nausea.


Diverticulosis occurs when small sacs in your colon push up and out through the outer wall of the colon; the infection diverticulitis often follows.


Dyspepsia can cause an upset stomach and discomfort in the upper abdomen; nerve issues, infection, and social factors can all be causes.


Dysphagia describes the difficulty or inability to swallow food or liquid and can be caused by many factors; seek treatments from a GI provider.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

EoE is a condition in children and adults where your esophagus becomes inflamed. Symptoms can include cough, chest pain, and issues swallowing.

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is a form of cancer that affects your esophagus; common symptoms can include fatigue, weight loss, dysphagia, and coughing.

Esophageal Motility Disorder

Esophageal motility disorder occurs when the musculature of the esophagus fails to contract, preventing passage of food and liquids into your stomach.


Esophagitis is the inflammation of the esophagus, often caused by preexisting conditions; symptoms include heartburn and pain in the chest, and more.

Fatty Liver Disease

FLD occurs when fat builds up in your liver's cells. There are two main types of FLD and if left untreated, this condition can become fatal.


A fistula develops when there is an unnatural opening between two organs in the body; often caused by injury, infection, or certain diseases.

Food Intolerance

Food intolerances do not initiate an immune response like food allergies but cause uncomfortable symptoms when a certain food is consumed often.

Gallbladder Cancer

Gallbladder cancer affects the gallbladder in the upper abdomen; symptoms are similar to other conditions, so it's vital to be assessed by a provider.

Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder disease describes multiple conditions that negatively impact the gallbladder depending on the cause, symptoms include fever and nausea.

Gallstone Pancreatitis

Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when a gallstone blocks the pancreatic duct, causing severe abdominal pain along with vomiting, fever, and nausea.


Gastritis describes the inflammation or erosion of the lining of the stomach and can increase your chances of developing other GI conditions.


Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach muscles do not function properly, causing delays in digestion; symptoms include nausea and vomiting.


GERD is a condition that develops from chronic acid reflux; symptoms are similar to that of acid reflux like chronic cough, asthma, and chest pain.

Helicobacter Pylori

H. pylori is a strain of bacteria found in your stomach that can increase your chance of developing stomach ulcers; seek a GI provider for treatment.


Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus or rectum; smaller hemorrhoids can resolve on their own but larger ones may need treatment from a provider.


Viral hepatitis causes swelling or inflammation of the liver. There are 3 common forms of hepatitis that can be managed and treated by a GI provider.

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernias occur when part of your stomach pushes into the hiatus and enters the chest cavity, and can cause stomach pain, vomiting, and more.


Ileitis is the irritation or inflammation in the ileum, the end of the small bowel joining the colon, and can lead to weight loss, diarrhea, and pain.

Impacted Bowel

An impacted bowel is hardened stool in the bowels making it hard to have a bowel movement or let out gas and can cause stomach pain and bloating.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Irritable bowel disease is a term for irritation in the GI tract and includes conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a variety of long-term symptoms that happen within the GI tract and is often attributed to food, stress, or more.


Jaundice is the yellowing of the skin and/or eyes and can be caused by a variety of things, including gallstones, hepatitis, tumors, or liver disease.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance occurs when the body can't develop enough lactase to break up lactose, causing constipation, nausea, bloating, vomiting, and more.

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis develops when the liver is inflamed or scarred and can reduce the function of the liver and lead to liver failure if left unaddressed.

Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis

NASH is an excess of fat in the liver and doesn't cause visible symptoms or inflammation but can lead to cirrhosis or liver failure if left untreated.


Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed and has difficulty conducting its primary functions; there are two types — acute and chronic.

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are sores in the stomach or upper small intestine that break down tissue in the stomach lining and cause bleeding, discomfort, and pain.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis

PBC is an immune system disorder that damages the bile ducts within the liver and can lead to liver damage or cirrhosis if therapy is not sought out.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis causes the bile ducts in and outside of the liver to become inflamed, scarred, damaged, and more narrow in diameter.

Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer occurs in the cells of the innermost layer of the stomach when there is an uncontrolled reproduction of unusual cells, causing tumors.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a part of a larger grouping of conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, and can cause irritating swelling, ulcerations, and pain.