Gastro-enterology is the branch of medicine that studies the gastro-intestinal system.

If you are suffering from any gastrointestinal issues, your general practitioner may refer you to a specialist.

The most common symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders are:

  • Diarrhoea

  • Vomiting

  • Rectal bleeding

  • Change in bowel habits

  • Heartburn

  • Loss of appetite or weight

  • Abdominal pain


Gastroenterologists treat a wide variety of conditions including reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and gastroenteritis.

Your consultant will take a history and assess your condition before giving you their expert opinion. If further investigations or treatments are required, these will be fully explained to you during the consultation.



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