Whether your symptoms are recent or you have been suffering with them over the longer term, specialist healthcare is available to help reduce, or relieve the pain and discomfort you are experiencing. Many gastrointestinal symptoms can be treated successfully following diagnosis.
Vomiting can be the result of eating something that doesn’t agree with you, or a stomach bug, but if you vomit frequently then there is likely an underlying cause that needs assessment.
A consultation with a gastroenterologist will help diagnose the cause of your symptoms and enable you to explore suitable treatment options.
Bloating is an uncomfortable feeling in your abdomen, often caused by excess gas in the intestines. It can leave you feeling sluggish and irritable and certainly not at your best. Some causes of bloating include, constipation, IBS, food intolerances and coeliac disease, but there are many other causes too.
A consultation with a gastroenterologist will help determine the cause of your bloating and enable you to explore suitable treatment options.
Acid reflux is caused when your stomach acid leaks back up to the oesophagus and mouth, often causing an acidic taste in your throat as well as a burning sensation in your chest.
It isn’t pleasant but if left untreated it can cause wider issues, such as damage to the oesophagus.
A consultation with a gastroenterologist will help determine the cause of your symptoms and explore treatment options.
Diarrhoea may occur occasionally, caused by an infection, inflammation or as a bad reaction to something you ate. If you experience diarrhoea for more than a week though, or your stools are frequently loose then this could be the sign of an underlying health issue.
Constipation is a common symptom of a wide range of gastroenterological conditions and there are many treatment options available. Sometimes a change in diet is enough.
If you have difficulty passing stools on a regular basis, consult with a gastroenterologist that can help diagnose the cause of your symptoms.
Rectal bleeding can be related to constipation, or it could be the sign of haemorrhoids, which are swollen blood vessels in and around the anus.
There are other causes too, and it can be an early sign of bowel cancer, which is why it is so important to get your symptoms checked by a specialist doctor.
Abdominal pain can be the result of many gastroenterological conditions and if it persists more than a few days it is important to see a doctor that can help diagnose the cause.
Weight loss is a common gastrointestinal symptom, which can be linked to reduce food intake from feeling unwell. Also, excessive vomiting or diarrhoea can cause malnutrition.
If you have lost weight unexpectedly, for no apparent reason, seek guidance on what the cause may be.
GORD is a condition that can cause difficulty in swallowing as the oesophagus becomes scarred or narrowed. Pain when swallowing can also be an early sign of oesophageal cancer, along with other symptoms so it is essential to get the correct diagnosis.
Jaundice may occur as a complication if you have gallstones, typically when a gallstone escapes into the bile duct. Gallstones need treatment if they cause any symptoms so it is vital that you see a specialist doctor as soon as possible.