Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder characterized by abdominal pain with altered bowel habits, increased gas, bloating (distention) of abdomen and food intolerance.
- It is a functional disorder that does not manifest any pathologies in the gastrointestinal tract. Emotional stress has been implicated as the possible cause.
- Inflammation of the pancreas (the organ that releases the important hormone, Insulin) is characterized by left, upper abdominal, burning pain radiating to the back, along with nausea and vomiting.
- Pain worsened by eating and estimation of pancreatic enzyme levels in the blood proves the diagnosis.
- It is the inflammation of the lining of oesophagus producing burning pain in chest/abdomen.
- The pain usually radiates to the neck, and is accompanied by nausea and bloating of abdomen.
- Gastroscopy (endoscopy) helps to differentiate other conditions.
- It is the inflammation of appendix characterised by excruciating pain in the right, lower part of the abdomen.
- Nausea and vomiting occur, and when the infection progresses, fever results. Ultrasonography or CT scan helps to confirm the diagnosis.