Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Symptoms

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is any type of discomfort between the chest and the pelvis, and it can be a sign of several significant gastrointestinal conditions.

Anal/Rectal Bleeding

Anal/Rectal bleeding is blood passed through the rectum. Rectal bleeding should be investigated by a GI physician as it could have serious causes.


Bloating is the uncomfortable tight feeling in the gut that happens due to the accumulation of excess gas or fluid retention in the digestive tract.

Blood in the Stool

Blood in the stool indicates that bleeding is happening somewhere in your GI system. This is a serious symptom and should be evaluated immediately.

Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence (also called fecal incontinence) is difficulty controlling or restraining bowel movements, resulting in the leakage of stool.


Constipation occurs when stool becomes too hard and dry. If you have less than 3 bowel movements in a week, you may be suffering from constipation.


Diarrhea is characterized by loose, watery bowel movements. As a common symptom of GI distress, chronic diarrhea should be checked by a GI doctor.

Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing can make it harder to consume the nutrients you need to live fully, and it can happen due to conditions like achalasia.


Heartburn or acid reflux is the burning sensation in the chest and throat that occurs when the muscles in the lower esophagus do not completely close.


Indigestion is pain or discomfort in the upper abdominal area that can also be accompanied by a feeling of fullness after the consumption of food.


Nausea is the uneasy feeling in the stomach that gives someone the sensation of needing to vomit due to various conditions or possible illnesses.

Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss

When unexplained weight loss or weight gain happens, it can be a symptom of a serious underlying illness and should be evaluated by a GI doctor.


Vomiting is a forceful expulsion of the contents of the stomach that occurs when the body feels at risk due to viruses or other dangers, like poisons.

Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes

Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes is a condition where the skin and whites of the eyes turn a yellowish hue due to high amounts of bilirubin in the blood.