In-depth

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.

Tests and diagnosis

Has your doctor recommended a flexible sigmoidoscopy exam? Here's what you need to know about preparation and the exam itself.

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

Needle biopsy

Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.

Treatments and drugs

Aug. 12, 2014

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