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Gallstones

Gallstones are lumps of solid material that form in your gallbladder. They are made when the digestive juice called bile gets hard and stone-like. Gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as big as a golf ball. Your gallbladder ...

Alcoholic Hepatitis

Alcoholic hepatitis is caused by excessive and chronic alcohol use and can progress to fatty liver and cirrhosis if the alcohol abuse continues. This video explores who is at risk for this disease and how your health care provider makes ...

Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

Stones in the gallbladder can cause painful symptoms and put you at risk of other problems. See how the stones form, and why you may need surgery to remove the gland.

Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis occurs when part of the colon bulges through a muscular layer into the abdomen, called diverticula. Learn about this condition, possible complications, and what you should do if you have diverticulosis.

Diverticulitis

Diverticuli are herniations in the muscular layer of the colon that make small, saclike swellings. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticuli become inflamed and infected. This video looks at the possible causes of this condition, typical ...

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

An upper endoscopy (EGD) is done to look at part of the digestive system. EGD helps diagnose conditions such as acid reflux and ulcers. Find out what to expect for your procedure.

Gastritis

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It can have a number of causes, but most are lifestyle excesses—smoking, too much alcohol, too much caffeine, and overeating. This video explores the many causes of gastritis, ...

Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis is a condition in which a person's body is overloaded with iron. The extra iron builds up in various organs and can cause health problems. This video discusses the possible causes of hemochromatosis, typical symptoms, and...

Hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus is another type of hepatitis virus that causes an inflammation of the liver. HCV is transmitted though exposure to infected blood or blood products. In this video, you'll find out more about how it's transmitted, ...

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is one of five virus types that cause hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is considered a sexually transmitted disease. This video takes an in-depth look at hepatitis B—how common it is, how it is spread, and...

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is the main sugar in cow's milk. People who have difficulty digesting milk have lactose intolerance. The condition is caused by a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose into a form that can be used by the ...

Preparing for Your Colonoscopy

A bowel cleanse, or “bowel prep,” is something you need to do before your colonoscopy. Bowel prep isn’t fun, but it’s important to do it right. It will help your health care provider get a clear view of the inside of your colon. Watch ...

Pseudomembranous Colitis

Pseudomembranous colitis is an inflammatory disorder of the colon associated with antibiotic use. Bacteria such as Clostridium difficile, which are usually present in the colon, can flourish when antibiotics are taken. This video ...

Appendicitis in Children

Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix. It is a medical emergency. The appendix can burst or rupture. This is serious and can lead to more infection. If not treated, it can be fatal.

Biliary Atresia in Children

Biliary atresia is a rare liver disease that occurs in infants. It is often found shortly after birth. The disorder affects tubes in the liver called bile ducts. If not treated with surgery, it can be fatal.

Colic

Colic is when a healthy baby cries for a very long time, for no obvious reason. It is a common problem that affects some babies during the first 6 weeks of life.

Congenital Liver Defects

Congenital liver defects are liver disorders that are present at birth. They are rare. These liver disorders usually block the bile ducts. This affects the flow of bile.

Crohn's Disease in Children

Crohn's disease is when there is redness, swelling (inflammation), and sores along the digestive tract. It is part of a group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD.

Constipation in Children

Constipation is when a child has very hard stools, and has fewer bowel movements than he or she normally does. It is a very common GI (gastrointestinal) problem.

Diarrhea in Children

Diarrhea is a common problem. It may last 1 or 2 days and go away on its own. If diarrhea lasts more than 2 days, your child may have a more serious problem.

Encopresis

Encopresis is when your child leaks stool into his or her underwear. It is also called stool soiling. It is most often because of long-term (chronic) constipation. Encopresis happens to children ages 4 and older who have already been ...

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) in Children

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a long-term (chronic) digestive disorder. It happens when stomach contents flow back up (reflux) into the food pipe (esophagus).

Helicobacter Pylori in Children

H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) is a spiral-shaped germ (bacteria) that infects the stomach. It can damage the tissue in your child’s stomach and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). This can cause redness and swelling ...

Hepatitis in Children

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can damage and destroy liver cells.

Hepatoblastoma in Children

Hepatoblastoma is a very rare cancer. It’s a tumor that starts in the liver. The cancer cells are similar to fetal liver cells. It usually affects children less than 3 to 4 years of age.

Inguinal Hernia in Children

A hernia occurs when a part of the intestine pushes through a weakness in the belly (abdominal) muscles. A hernia in the groin area is called an inguinal hernia.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Children

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term (chronic) disorder that affects the large intestine or colon. IBS causes painful belly (abdominal) and bowel symptoms.

Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus in Children

Intestinal malrotation is a birth defect. It happens when your baby’s intestinal tract doesn’t form as it should during pregnancy. Malrotation happens when your baby’s intestine doesn’t turn like it should.

Intussusception in Children

Intussusception is a serious problem in the intestine. It occurs when one part of the intestine slides inside another part. The intestine then folds into itself like a telescope. This creates a blockage or obstruction. It stops food that...

Lactose Intolerance in Children

Lactose intolerance is when the body can’t easily break down or digest lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in milk and milk products.

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