Abdominal pain is a generalized discomfort or pain that can be a symptom of a variety of conditions and is localized between the chest and pelvis.
Anal or rectal bleeding refers to blood from your lower colon or rectum emerging from the anus due to conditions such as hemorrhoids or anal ulcers.
Bloating can be a symptom of various conditions and is the result of an accumulation of gas in the digestive tract or fluid retention in the abdomen.
Blood in the Stool
Blood in the stool, which ranges in color, indicates that somewhere along the digestive tract, there is a bleed occurring that needs to be analyzed.
Bowel incontinence is characterized by the inability to control bowel movements and ranges in severity from stool leakage to complete loss of control.
Constipation is a common symptom occurring when stool is hard to pass or becomes too dry; however, if persistent, it can signal a more serious issue.
Diarrhea presents as loose, watery stools occurring multiple times daily and is a symptom of many conditions, such as lactose intolerance and viruses.
Difficulty swallowing occurs when the esophagus struggles to move foods and liquids from the mouth to the stomach and can be a sign of many ailments.
Heartburn presents as a burning feeling in the chest combined with an acidic taste that usually manifests after bending over, lying down, or eating.
Indigestion is a symptom that often occurs after eating which manifests as a discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen along with a feeling of fullness.
Nausea, a common symptom of many conditions or illnesses, is an uneasy sensation felt in the stomach which will give an individual the urge to vomit.
Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss
An unexpected weight gain or loss can signal an underlying issue when there is a noticeable change in weight and no effort has been made to cause it.
Vomiting refers to the body’s response of expelling the contents of the stomach when exposed to potential threats like bacteria, viruses, or poison.
Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes
Yellowing of the skin and eyes can be a symptom of many underlying conditions and usually occurs when there is an abundance of bilirubin in the blood.