What are the symptoms of an unhealthy gastrointestinal system?

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
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.

Continue Learning about Digestive Diseases

Good News About Difficult Colon Polyps
Good News About Difficult Colon Polyps
Every year tens of thousands of people face serious colon surgery to remove big polyps before they can morph into colon cancer. Many have part of thei...
Read More
Is an obstetric fistula serious for young girls?
Laura Corio, MDLaura Corio, MD
An obstetric fistula is very serious for a young girl. Thank goodness, in the united states we do no...
More Answers
What digestive disorders can cause chest pain?
HCA Houston Healthcare PearlandHCA Houston Healthcare Pearland
Digestive disorders that can cause chest pain include: Heartburn - This painful, burning sensatio...
More Answers
Is GERD the Same Thing As Heartburn?
Is GERD the Same Thing As Heartburn?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.