The digestive system turns food into nutrients that are absorbed by the body and removes waste. The mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, rectum and anus are involved.
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The type of pain felt in the abdomen can vary greatly.
Children may feel stomach pain for a range of reasons and may need treatment
During fetal development, the diaphragm or abdominal wall may fail to properly fuse, allowing the abdominal organs to protrude.
Gastritis may be caused by many factors including infection, alcohol, particular medications and some allergic and immune conditions.
Both reducible and non-reducible hernias need to be surgically repaired - this is a common operation.
The symptoms of stomach cancer are usually vague and can be common to other medical conditions.
Stomach cancer is curable if detected early, but most people don't seek medical help until the disease is quite advanced.
Most stomach ulcers are caused by infection or medication, not stress or poor diet.
Mild vomiting is normal in most babies and improves over time.