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Red flag symptoms: Rectal bleeding

Abnormal liver function tests: case-based discussion

Red flag symptoms: Vomiting in adults

Common bile duct stones - clinical review

Constipation and bowel clearance

Childhood constipation

Childhood constipation

Dr Samar Razaq discusses the management of a child with worsening constipation.

Viewpoint: Obstructive defecation syndrome

Viewpoint: Obstructive defecation syndrome

Mr Andrew Hextall discusses the assessment and management of patients with bowel...

Red flag symptoms - Constipation

Red flag symptoms - Constipation

The underlying cause of this common presenting symptom should be determined, says...

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Diarrhoea

Red flag symptoms: Diarrhoea, investigations and when to refer

Red flag symptoms: Diarrhoea, investigations and when to refer

Treatment depends on the patient's age and the timeline of events.

Rotavirus vaccination to avoid 'hundreds of thousands' of GP visits

Rotavirus vaccination to avoid 'hundreds of thousands' of GP visits

Nearly a million infants will be vaccinated against rotavirus from next year in a...

Probiotics improve diarrhoea symptoms, study shows

Probiotics improve diarrhoea symptoms, study shows

Probiotic bacteria can improve symptoms of diarrhoea and reduce the chance of repeat...

More diarrhoea articles

Gallstones and biliary cirrhosis

Primary biliary cirrhosis: case study

Primary biliary cirrhosis: case study

A case of primary biliary cirrhosis discovered during routine liver function tests,...

Identifying and treating gallstones

Patients with upper abdominal pain could have gall bladder disease, says Dr Alison...

Gallstones

Contributed by Mr Grant Sanders, locum consultant in GI surgery, Derrisford Hospital,...

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IBS, GI spasm, diverticulitis

Emergency medicine: Gastrointestinal bleeding

Emergency medicine: Gastrointestinal bleeding

An overview of the causes and management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding, including...

Irritable bowel syndrome: clinical review

Irritable bowel syndrome: clinical review

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gut condition accounting for...

Case study: Undiagnosed coeliac disease

Case study: Undiagnosed coeliac disease

A blood test for coeliac disease provided the diagnosis. By Dr Harry Brown

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Pancreatic enzyme deficiency

Clinical solutions - Gilbert's syndrome

Clinical solutions - Gilbert's syndrome

The Case A 35-year-old woman is incidentally found to have an increased bilirubin...

Clinical Review - Acute pancreatitis

Clinical Review - Acute pancreatitis

By Miss Sophie-Anne Welchman, specialist registrar and Professor Andrew Kingsnorth,...

The basics Cystic fibrosis

The basics Cystic fibrosis

Proactive management can improve patient survival.

More pancreatic enzyme deficiency articles

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