• Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

    Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a disorder characterized by multiple recurring episodes of nausea and vomiting. It can sometimes be severe enough to lead to dehydration. In between episodes, patients typically have no symptoms. Chronic marijuana use has been associated with some cases. Physician and emotional

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  • Gastroparesis

    Gastroparesis is a disease where the stomach empties its contents slower than expected, in the absence of obstruction (blockage). The exact cause is unknown but risk factors for developing gastroparesis include certain abdominal surgeries, diabetes, some medications, and previous infections involving

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  • H pylori Infection

    H pylori is a very common bacteria that infects the lining of the stomach. The infection itself may not cause symptoms but can lead to inflammation of the stomach, or ulcers in the stomach or small intestine. It is also a risk factor for the development of stomach cancer. H pylori can be diagnosed by

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  • Hiatal Hernia

    A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach abnormally extends into the chest. They are very common, and risk factors for developing a hiatal hernia include increasing age, smoking, and obesity. Its presence can increase the risk of acid reflux, with symptoms including heartburn, chest pain,

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  • Peptic Ulcer Disease

    Peptic ulcer disease refers to open sores (ulcers) that can form in the stomach or first portion of the small intestine (duodenum). Most ulcers are caused by either a bacterial infection (H pylori) or by a group of anti-inflammatory medications known as NSAIDS (such as ibuprofen). Some ulcers cause no

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  • Stomach Cancer

    Cancer that develops in the stomach is also known as gastric cancer. Risk factors include obesity, smoking, and infection with H pylori. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Stomach cancer is diagnosed by obtaining tissue samples during an upper endoscopy (EGD). Depending

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