In-depth

Alternative medicine

Tai chi

With gentle movements and focused breathing, tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. See if it's right for you.

Complications

Intestinal obstruction

Intestinal obstruction — a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention — occurs when a blockage of the intestine prevents food or fluid from passing through.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tests and diagnosis

Capsule endoscopy

Find out how doctors use a tiny camera within a pill to see hard-to-reach parts of your digestive tract.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Positron emission tomography scan

Upper endoscopy

Find out what to expect during your endoscopy exam.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Dec. 20, 2012

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