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irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS) GI symptoms associated with stress (spastic colon)
achalasia
failure of lower esophagus sphincter to relax
ulcerative colitis
(IBD) chronic inflammation of colon with ulcers
aphthous stomatitis
canker sores
flatus
gas expelled through anus
cholelithiasis
an abnormal condition of gallstones
dysphagia
difficulty swallowing
anorexia
lack of appetite
hemorrhoids
swollen, tortuous veins in rectal region
borborygmus
stomach rumbling
nausea
tendency to vomit
anal fistula
abnormal tube-like passageway near anus
hiatal hernia
upper part of stomach protrudes through esophagus
colorectal cancer
adenocarcinoma of colon, rectum, or both
intussusception
telescoping of intestines
cirrhosis
chronic disease of liver with degeneration of liver cells
esophageal varices
swollen veins in esophagus or upper stomach
colonic polyposis
polyps protrucing from mucous membrae of colon
ileus
failure of peristalsis
ascites
abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
viral hepatitis
inflammation of lliver caused by virus
constipation
difficulty eliminating feces
ideopathic
cause of disease is unknown
dental caries
tooth decay
volvulus
twisting of intestine upon itself
gastroesophageal reflus disease
(GERD) solids and fluids return to mouth from stomach
ulcer
open sore or lesion
jaundice
(icterus) yellow-orange colorqtion of skin due to high levels of bilirubin in the blood
oral leukoplakia
white plaques on mucosa of mouth
inflammatory bowel disease
(IBD) ulcerative colitis; chronic inflammation of colon with ulcers
pancreatitis
inflammation of pancreas
icterus
jaundice
Crohn disease
chronic inflammation of intestinal tract
etiology
cause of an illness
periodontal disease
(pyorrhea) inflammation and degeneration of gums, teeth and surrounding bone
inguinal hernia
small loop of bowel protrudes into abdominal muscle wall
diarrhea
frequent, loose, watery stools
diverticula
abnormal side pockets in intestinal wall
melena
black, tarry stools; feces containing blood
herpetic stomatitis
fever blisters, cold sores
gastric carcinoma
malignant tumor of stomach
hematochezia
bright red blood discharged from rectum