Symptoms, Conditions & Procedures

GI Symptoms

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain occurs when discomfort arises in any area between the pelvis and chest. It should be addressed when the pain is persistent.

Anal/Rectal Bleeding

Anal bleeding is when blood is discharged from your anus. It commonly stems from blood present in your lower bowel or rectum and can range in color.

Blood in the Stool

Blood in the stool reveals that bleeding is present within your GI system. It can be noticed on toilet paper, in the toilet bowl, or in the stool.


Bloating is a GI symptom causing swelling in the stomach. This happens due to the accumulation of gas in the GI tract, or fluid retention.

Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence occurs when you’re unable to control bowel movements. It can range from total loss of control to irregular leaks when passing gas.


Constipation happens when stool that's too dry and hard passes too slowly through the digestive tract, causing less than three bowel movements a week.


Diarrhea develops when you experience watery, loose bowel movements. If you have it at least three times a day or more, it is considered diarrhea.

Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing happens you have trouble moving liquids and foods through the mouth, throat, and esophagus before it reaches the stomach.


Heartburn manifests as a burning sensation in your chest as a result of stomach acid moving back up into the esophagus. It can get worse after a meal.


Indigestion (also called an upset stomach) happens when you have discomfort in your upper abdomen followed by feelings of fullness soon after you eat.


Nausea is an uncomfortable, uneasy sensation in the stomach. It often causes you to feel like you might, or you have to, vomit.

Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss

Unexplained weight gain, or loss, is a considerable drop or increase in weight that happens when an individual isn’t expecting to do so.


Vomiting is the result of the stomach contents involuntarily emptying through the mouth in a forceful, expulsive manner due to illness or a GI issue.

Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes

Yellowing of the skin and eyes is when the skin and whites of the eyes turn a yellow hue. An elevated amount of bilirubin in the blood is the cause.