Abdominal pain is any form of discomfort between the chest and the pelvis, and severe symptoms could be a sign of serious gastrointestinal trouble.
Rectal bleeding describes any blood that passes through your anus - it is assumed to be blood that is present in your lower colon or rectum.
Bloating is a stomach issue that happens when you retain fluid, or when gas builds up in the digestive tract as a result of GI problems or overeating.
Blood in the Stool
Blood in the stool, whether dark or light, means that you have blood somewhere within your digestive tract that needs to be examined further.
Bowel incontinence happens when you are unable to control your bowel movements and can range from complete loss of control to irregular stool leaks.
Constipation occurs when stool becomes too hard and dry. It is a common GI symptom, but constant and severe symptoms can mean something more serious.
Diarrhea, (loose, watery bowel movements,) is a common GI symptom, but sometimes severe symptoms can mean something more serious is happening.
Patients may experience difficulty swallowing food or liquid due to food allergies, muscle spasms, esophagitis, or other types of issues.
Heartburn is a burning sensation accompanied by pain and a bitter or acidic taste that happens after eating a meal, when lying down, or bending over.
Indigestion can impact how full you feel after consuming a meal, cause bloating in the upper abdomen, and cause overall discomfort.
Nausea is the sensation that makes you feel like you have to vomit, and if persistent, can point to a symptom of an underlying condition or issue.
Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss
Unexplained weight loss or gain is when a notable drop or increase in weight happens when not trying, and can be a symptom of an underlying illness.
Vomiting is the body’s natural response to protecting you against threats like infection, ingested poisons, or harmful substances.
Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes
Yellowing of the skin and eyes is when the skin, and whites around the eyes, turn a yellowish hue, commonly as a result of an underlying disease.