Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Symptoms

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is any pain felt in any part of your abdomen; it is a sign of a number of GI conditions and should be assessed by a GI provider.

Anal/Rectal Bleeding

Rectal bleeding describes blood coming from your rectum or colon; it is often a sign of another GI condition and should be treated immediately.


Bloating is caused by the body retaining excess fluid or by a buildup of gas in the GI tract. Lifestyle changes can help manage this GI symptom.

Blood in the Stool

Blood in the stool can be an indication of a variety of GI conditions, including colitis and colon cancer. Seek treatment as soon as possible.

Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence occurs when you are unable to control your bowel movements; consult a GI provider to find the best treatment option for you.


Constipation occurs when a stool becomes too hard and dry to pass through the GI tract; our GI providers can help you find relief from constipation.


Diarrhea is a loose, watery stool that occurs frequently; if it is persistent, seek a provider's assessment as it could be a sign of a larger issue.

Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing, known as dysphagia, can occur for a number of reasons including an allergy, a nervous system disorder, GERD, and more.


Heartburn is something many have experienced, but for some, it's a constant issue, which is why our GI specialists in Thibodaux, LA are here to help.


Indigestion can cause pain in the stomach and a feeling of fullness following consumption of food and could be a sign of a number of gastro issues.


Nausea is a queasy sensation that can develop due to an undetected condition, food poisoning, or a virus, infection, or other various conditions.

Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss

Unexpected weight loss or gain can be somewhat concerning as it might be due to an underlying condition; GI specialists can help you know why.


Vomiting occurs for many reasons; however, if it lasts a while, is accompanied by chest pain, difficulty breathing, or more you should seek out help.

Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes

Yellowing of the skin and eyes is often due to liver disease, blocked bile ducts, or cholecystitis, in adults, and an immature liver in babies.