In-depth

Causes

Diverticulitis

Having bulging pouches (diverticulosis) in your digestive tract isn't necessarily a concern. But infected pouches (diverticulitis) can be a serious problem.

Complications

Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder that's often linked to gallstones.

Gastroparesis

In gastroparesis, the abnormally slow movement of food from your stomach can cause digestive problems.

Prevention

Bloating, belching, intestinal gas and gas pains

Risk factors

Hiatal hernia

Most cases of hiatal hernia are small and don't require treatment. A larger hiatal hernia can cause heartburn and other symptoms.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Apr. 30, 2011