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  • GI Symptoms

  • For appointments at the Digestive Health Center call 303-260-2740.

  • Though heartburn, or acid reflux, is the most common gastrointestinal symptom, there are many other issues that might not be associated with a digestive disorder. Reflux disease is known as a “great masquerader” because many people do not have the typical symptoms linked to reflux, such as heartburn and regurgitation. Whether it’s occasional constipation or a lingering lump in the throat, there are many symptoms that can progress to serious illnesses, such as GERD, Barrett’s esophagus and even esophageal cancer, if left untreated. Cutting board and food prep 200x300However, early diagnosis, treatment and prevention are possible if you pay attention to the signs. Here are some common symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored, yet aren’t always associated with a GI issue, such as: 

    • Abdominal pain
    • Acid reflux and heartburn
    • Bloating
    • Blood in the stool
    • Changes in stool color or consistency
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Fecal Incontinence
    • Nausea and/or vomiting
    • Regurgitation
    • Swallowing problems
    • Weight gain or loss
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