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G6PD deficiency is an inherited condition. It is when the body doesn’t have enough of an enzyme called G6PD. Here's what you need to know about this condition.
Gallbladder cancer starts in the cells that form the gallbladder. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
Pancreatitis is a disease that causes inflammation and pain in your pancreas, the small organ that produces fluids and enzymes to break down food. This is part of the digestive process. Sometimes a gallstone that gets stuck in the common...
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 ...
Gangrene happens when blood flow to tissues is cut off. This causes the tissue to die.
Everyone has gas. It may be painful and embarrassing, but it is not dangerous. Your body gets rid of gas by burping or by passing it through your rectum. Most people make about 1 to 4 pints of gas a day. It is common to pass gas about 14...
Gastric polyps are abnormal growths on the inner lining of your stomach. Most are harmless and don't cause symptoms. But some of them turn into cancer.
Gastritis is when your stomach lining gets red and swollen (inflamed). Your stomach lining is strong. In most cases acid does not hurt it. But it can get inflamed and irritated if you drink too much alcohol, eat spicy foods, or smoke.
Gastroenteritis is commonly known as an upset stomach (also called traveler's tummy or stomach flu). This condition is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach and the intestines. It is usually associated with nausea, vomiting, lack...
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder. It is caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your esophagus.
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a digestive disorder. Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. Reflux means to flow back or return.
A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare tumor of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder. It happens when your stomach takes too long to empty out food. If food stays in your stomach for too long, it can cause problems.
Gaucher disease is a rare genetic disorder passed down from parents to children (inherited). When you have Gaucher disease, you are missing an enzyme that breaks down fatty substances called lipids. Lipids start to build up in certain ...
People having a gelastic seizure (GS) sound like they are laughing or mumbling. This is an uncontrolled reaction caused by unusual electrical activity in the part of the brain that controls these actions.
If you tend to worry a lot, even when there’s no reason, you may have generalized anxiety disorder or GAD. Medicine and lifestyle changes can help.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental health problem. A child with GAD has a lot of worry and fear that seems to have no real cause.
A generalized seizure starts when all areas of the brain are affected by an abnormal electrical impulse. In some cases, the seizure may begin as a partial, or focal, seizure. These seizures may affect only part of the body. Then they may...
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).
Germ cells form as a baby grows in the womb. The cells usually form the eggs (ova) in females and the sperm in males. Germ cell tumors are made up of these underdeveloped cells. The tumors may be cancer (malignant) or not cancer (benign).
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. The symptoms of gestational diabetes usually go away after delivery. But sometimes they do not, or you may develop type 2 diabetes later.
Gestational hypertension is high blood pressure in pregnancy. It occurs in about 3 in 50 pregnancies.
Gestational trophblastic disease (GTD) represents a spectrum of diseases characterized by the abnormal growth of trophoblastic tissue. Trophoblasts are special cells that develop from a fertilized egg at conception, and develop into the ...
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the inflammation of an artery — a blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood to the body — and it can occur anywhere within the body. When the artery becomes inflamed, narrowing or sometimes complete ...
Giant cell tumor of bone is a rare, fast-growing noncancer tumor. It often grows near a joint at the end of a bone. Read on to learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Giardiasis is an infection. It is caused by a parasite called Giardia. It causes diarrhea.
Glaucoma is a health problem where the fluid inside the eyes slowly builds up and doesn’t drain correctly. This causes an increase in eye pressure that can ultimately damage the optic nerve. Here's what you need to know.
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common brain tumor in adults. Treatment is aggressive and involves surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Glioblastoma multiforme is the highest grade glioma (grade 4) tumor and is the most malignant form of astrocytomas. These tumors originate in the brain. Although glioblastoma multiforme brain tumors can occur at almost any age, they're ...
A glioma is a type of brain tumor that originates from glial cells, which help support the function of the other main brain cell type—the neuron.