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Gastrointestinal Problems

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Quiz: Do You Understand Gastrointestinal Problems?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

A kidney infection will not cause stomach pain.

Explanation:
Stomach pain can be caused by digestive problems, appendicitis (ruptured appendix), kidney infection, food poisoning, stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and parasitic infections.
2

Gastrointestinal bleeding is not caused by cancer.

Explanation:
Gastrointestinal bleeding can be related to health issues such as ulcers, cancers, hemorrhoids or anal fissures and diverticulitis.
3

Constipation can be caused by Parkinson’s disease.

Explanation:
Constipation can be caused by poor diet, an inactive lifestyle, medications, IBS, pregnancy, lupus and Parkinson’s disease. People may get diarrhea related to food poisoning, stomach flu, lactose intolerance, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease.
4

Heartburn often occurs at night.

Explanation:
Heartburn is a symptom of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), caused by acid refluxing back into the esophagus. It often occurs after meals or at night.
5

There is one type of treatment that usually works for all types of gastrointestinal problems.

Explanation:
Because there are so many different types of gastrointestinal problems, there is no on treatment. The first step in treating gastrointestinal problems is to identify any underlying condition or medication that may be causing symptoms.