Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Symptoms

Abdominal Pain

A common symptom of many GI illnesses, abdominal pain can describe any variety of discomfort manifesting in the body between the chest and pelvis.

Anal/Rectal Bleeding

Rectal bleeding is a symptom characterized by blood being discharged through the anus and can indicate a source of bleeding in your GI tract.


Bloating is an uncomfortable, swollen feeling that occurs when you retain excess fluids or gas as a result of overeating or some GI disorders.

Blood in the Stool

Blood showing up in your stool indicates that there is bleeding somewhere in your GI tract that should be investigated by a gastroenterologist.

Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence refers to the inability to completely control one's bowel movements, with cases ranging from minor leaks to total loss of control.


Constipation occurs when the stool in your large intestine dries and hardens, making it more difficult to comfortably pass out of your body.


Diarrhea is the occurrence of loose, liquid bowel movements. While it's a common digestive symptom, severe cases could indicate a serious problem.

Difficulty Swallowing

Allergies, esophagitis, and muscle problems can all lead to difficulty swallowing, making it harder to get enough nutrition or take medicines orally.


Heartburn is a searing feeling in the chest, often accompanied by a sour taste in the mouth, that might happen after eating or when you lie down.


Indigestion refers to certain uncomfortable symptoms you might have after eating, including bloating, fullness, nausea, and/or burning in the abdomen.


Nausea is the term for an unwell feeling in the stomach that might create an urge to vomit, with persistent or severe symptoms signaling a GI issue.

Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss

Unexplained weight loss or gain is a symptom in which your weight changes with no clear cause and may indicate a serious digestive health problem.


Vomiting is one of the body's defenses against toxins and other invasive threats, but severe or persistent vomiting may be a sign of a GI disorder.

Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes

Yellowing of the skin and eyes describes when your skin and the whites of your eyes exhibit a yellowish color, usually due to a disorder in the body.