What is the symptom, complaint?

gastroenterology symptom, complaintDiseases of the gastrointestinal tract can cause a wide variety of complaints and symptoms, none of which are really disease-specific.

When detailing the symptoms/complaints, it is worth highlighting the so-called alarm symptoms, which should be seek medical advice immediately, as they can be caused by serious, even life-threatening conditions.

These include: loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting, chest pain, bloody stools, vomiting of blood, difficulty swallowing, swallowing pain, spitting up blood, vomiting of blood, increased abdominal pain, sudden decrease in pain after cramping/stabbing abdominal pain, lack of wind, palpable abdominal distension/knot, sweating, fainting, rapid pulse.

Symptoms/complaints of diseases of certain organs:
A diseases of the oesophagus symptoms/complaints: Stomach pain, heartburn, chest pain, dry cough, hoarseness, tooth decay, halitosis, dyspnoea, asthma attack, earache, pharyngitis, laryngitis, sore throat, intense salivation, sour taste in mouth, white plaque on tongue, difficulty swallowing, bite blockage, regurgitation of undigested food, painful swallowing, recurrent pneumonia.

A diseases of the stomach and horseshoe casing Symptoms/complaints: nausea, vomiting, nausea, stabbing/sharp/dull/pressure/cramping stomach pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, loss of flesh, feeling full, bloating, feeling full early, acid reflux, stomach hunger pain, stomach pain after meals, fear of eating, vomiting blood, coffee grounds vomiting, diarrhoea, black stools (pitchy stools).

A for small bowel disease typical symptoms/complaints: weight loss, diarrhoea, watery diarrhoea, fatty stools, foul stools, loose/clear stools, bloating, abdominal pain (dull, constant, recurrent, cramping), fatigue, iron deficiency (paleness, anaemia, rapid pulse, drowsiness), hair loss, nail changes, muscle spasms, early osteoporosis, recurrent miscarriages, fatty liver, stunted growth in children, fertility problems, skin disorders, mobility problems, limb pain, muscle weakness due to fatigue, diabetes, heart failure, swelling of the feet, dehydration, fever, joint pain, skin pigmentation, bloody stools, hiccups.

A colon and rectal diseases symptoms/complaints: bloody stools, baggy stools, frequent defecation, diarrhoea, crampy abdominal pain, fever, fever, rapid heartbeat, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal wall/rectum/vaginal fistulae, mucousy sores, weakness, lethargy, painful/red lumps on the skin, painful ulcers on the skin, eye pain, conjunctivitis, joint pain, tightness, pain on defecation, diarrhoea after eating, hiccups, lack of wind, change in bowel movements (alternating diarrhoea and constipation).

For gallbladder and biliary tract diseases typical symptoms: crampy pain under the right rib cage, abdominal pain radiating to the scapula, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhoea, fever, fever, bloating, light stools, fatty stools, feeling full, itching of the skin.

For liver diseases symptoms and complaints: Jaundice, jaundice of the eyes, pain in the liver, fatigue, itching of the skin, drowsiness, slurred speech, confusion, bleeding, haemophilia, fever, fever, bloating, abdominal pain, appearance of abdominal fluid, increase in abdominal volume, frequent flatulence, joint pain, musculoskeletal complaints, muscle pain, bone pain, pain in the limbs, menstrual disorders, absence of menstruation, impotence, vomiting of blood, bloody stools, black stools, weight loss, swelling of legs, rapid heartbeat, taste disturbance, sweet smell, erythema of skin, redness of skin on soles and palms, red/light tongue, thin/vulnerable skin, white fingernails, yellowish deposits in the skin around the eyes, breast growth in men, thinning hair, abdominal wall varicose veins, new onset of abdominal/abdominal hernias.

A diseases of the pancreas typical symptoms/complaints: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhoea, fatty/stinky stools, fever, fever, diabetes, purplish discolouration of the abdominal wall or lower back, bloody urine, painful lumps on the skin, jaundice, bloody stools, bloody vomit, sweating, confusion, obesity, dehydration, weight loss, weakness, redness of the face, buttocks, thighs, red tongue, inflammation of the lips, fingernail bruising, deep vein thrombosis, anaemia.