What are the symptoms of an unhealthy gastrointestinal system?

Robynne K. Chutkan, MD
Watch as gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan discusses the symptoms of an unhealthy gastrointestinal system. Watch Dr. Robynne Chutkan's video for information on digestive disorders and gastrointestinal issues.

Because there are many types of gastrointestinal (GI) problems, symptoms vary depending upon the particular problem. Symptoms of GI disorder may include the following:
- changes in bowel movements
- diarrhea constipation
- blood in the stool and gas
- abdominal pain
- nausea
- heartburn
- regurgitation
- difficulty swallowing
- loss of appetite
- weight loss

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.

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