National Digestive Diseases
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A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Includes information about the causes of bleeding in the digestive tract and how the bleeding is recognized, diagnosed, and treated.
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En Español
Hemorragia en el tracto digestivo
Incluye información sobre las causas de la hemorragia en el tracto digestivo y cómo se reconoce, diagnostica y trata una hemorragia.
Versión PDF (164 KB) *

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Colonoscopy
Provides general information about colonoscopy. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
PDF Version (141 KB) *

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En Español
Colonoscopia
Brinda información general sobre la colonoscopia. Describe el objetivo de la prueba, cómo se pueden preparar los pacientes para la prueba, y lo que pueden esperar los pacientes durante el procedimiento y después.
Versión PDF (623 KB) *

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Crohn’s Disease
Discusses risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and complications of Crohn's disease. Provides treatment options, including medications and surgery.
PDF Version (497 KB) *

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Provides general information about flexible sigmoidoscopy. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
PDF Version (490 KB) *

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En Español
Sigmoidoscopia flexible
Proporciona información general sobre la sigmoidoscopia flexible. Describe el propósito de la prueba, como los pacientes se pueden preparar para ella y que pueden esperar los pacientes durante y después del procedimiento.
Versión PDF (186 KB) *

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Peptic Ulcer Disease and H. pylori
Defines peptic ulcers and explains causes of peptic ulcer disease, including H. pylori. Describes treatment for H. pylori-induced peptic ulcers.
PDF Version (465 KB) *

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En Español
H. pylori y úlceras pépticas
Ofrece información sobre las úlceras pépticas y explica cómo el "H. pylori" las puede causar. También ofrece información sobre el diagnóstico y el tratamiento.
Versión PDF (276 KB) *

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Peptic Ulcer Disease and NSAIDs
Explains the relationship between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and peptic ulcer disease. Discusses diagnosis and treatment of NSAID-induced peptic ulcer disease.
PDF Version (460 KB) *

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Proctitis
Describes the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of proctitis.
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Smoking and the Digestive System
Describes how smoking affects various parts of the digestive system.
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Ulcerative Colitis
Discusses risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and complications of ulcerative colitis. Provides treatment options, including medications and surgery.
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Upper GI Endoscopy
Provides general information about upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. Describes the purpose of the test and what patients can expect before, during, and after the procedure.
PDF Version (382 KB) *

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En Español
Endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal
Proporciona información sobre la endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal. Describe el propósito de la prueba, como los pacientes se pueden preparar para ella y que pueden esperar los pacientes durante y después del procedimiento.
Versión PDF (169 KB) *

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Upper GI Series
Provides general information about upper gastrointestinal (GI) x-ray series. Describes the purpose of the test and what patients can expect before, during, and after the procedure.
PDF Version (361 KB) *

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En Español
Tránsito esofagogastroduodenal
Proporciona información general sobre las radiografías del tránsito esofagogastroduodenal.
Versión PDF (110 KB) *

What I need to know about Crohn’s Disease publication thumbnail image

What I need to know about Crohn’s Disease
Defines Crohn’s disease and describes common symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, complications, and treatment.
PDF Version (412 KB) *

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En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre la enfermedad de Crohn
Describe la enfermedad de Crohn, los síntomas y complicaciones comunes de esta enfermedad, y las personas con más alto riesgo a desarollarla. Explica como diagnosticar la enfermedad de Crohn y los diferentes tipos de tratamiento disponibles.
Versión PDF (611 KB) *

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What I need to know about Peptic Ulcer Disease
Discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of peptic ulcer disease. Provides suggestions to help prevent peptic ulcer disease.
PDF Version (612 KB) *

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Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES)
Describes the causes, complications, diagnosis, and treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
PDF Version (525 KB) *

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Page last updated September 17, 2014


The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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