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Which common gastrointestinal (GI) problems can lead to surgery?

Common gastrointestinal (GI) problems that can necessitate surgery include appendicitis, gallbladder disease, ulcer disease, inflammatory process (for example, diverticulitis) and, rarely, cancer. If you have persistent abdominal pain, it’s best to see a physician to rule out any serious conditions that might require surgical treatment.

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