Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are caused by problems within the digestive tract, including the esophagus, liver, gallbladder, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, colon, appendix, small intestine and rectum. When left untreated, even those symptoms that may feel like minor irritations can quickly lead to more serious risks.
Common Symptoms or conditions
If you are experiencing or have any of the following, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your gastroenterologist.
- Abdominal pain
- Change in bowel habits
- Colon cancer
- Difficulty swallowing
- Family history of colon cancer or polyps
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, acid reflux, heartburn)
- Loss of appetite
- Rectal bleeding
- Unexplained weight loss