National Digestive Diseases
Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Includes information about the causes of bleeding in the digestive tract and how the bleeding is recognized, diagnosed, and treated.
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En Español
Hemorragia en el tracto digestivo
Incluye información sobre las causas de la hemorragia en el tracto digestivo y cómo se reconoce, diagnostica y trata una hemorragia.
Versión PDF (164 KB) *

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Colonoscopy
Provides general information about colonoscopy. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
PDF Version (141 KB) *

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En Español
Colonoscopia
Proporciona información general sobre la colonoscopia. Describe el propósito de la prueba, como los pacientes se pueden preparar para ella y que pueden esperar los pacientes durante y después del procedimiento.
Versión PDF (331 KB) *

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Crohn’s Disease
Provides general information about what Crohn’s disease is and how it develops. Includes information about symptoms, diagnosis, potential complications, and treatment.
PDF Version (204 KB) *

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Provides general information about flexible sigmoidoscopy. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
PDF Version (347 KB) *

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En Español
Sigmoidoscopia flexible
Proporciona información general sobre la sigmoidoscopia flexible. Describe el propósito de la prueba, como los pacientes se pueden preparar para ella y que pueden esperar los pacientes durante y después del procedimiento.
Versión PDF (186 KB) *

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H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers
Discusses peptic ulcers and explains how H. pylori can cause them. Covers diagnosis and treatment.
PDF Version (147 KB) *

H. pylori y úlceras pépticas publicación imagen

En Español
H. pylori y úlceras pépticas
Ofrece información sobre las úlceras pépticas y explica cómo el "H. pylori" las puede causar. También ofrece información sobre el diagnóstico y el tratamiento.
Versión PDF (276 KB) *

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NSAIDs and Peptic Ulcers
Describes the relationship between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and peptic ulcers. Covers the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outlook.
PDF Version (158 KB) *

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Proctitis
Describes the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of proctitis.
PDF Version (150 KB) *

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Smoking and Your Digestive System
Describes how smoking affects various parts of the digestive system.
PDF Version (180 KB) *

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Ulcerative Colitis
Outlines the symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and risks and benefits of several drugs and kinds of surgery to treat this disease.
PDF Version (237 KB) *

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Upper GI Endoscopy
Provides general information about upper GI endoscopy. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
PDF Version (129 KB) *

Endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal publicación imagen

En Español
Endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal
Proporciona información sobre la endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal. Describe el propósito de la prueba, como los pacientes se pueden preparar para ella y que pueden esperar los pacientes durante y después del procedimiento.
Versión PDF (169 KB) *

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Upper GI Series
Provides general information about upper gastrointestinal (GI) x-ray series. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
PDF Version (106 KB) *

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En Español
Tránsito esofagogastroduodenal
Proporciona información general sobre las radiografías del tránsito esofagogastroduodenal.
Versión PDF (110 KB) *

What I need to know about Crohn’s Disease publication thumbnail image

What I need to know about Crohn’s Disease
Defines Crohn’s disease and describes common symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, complications, and treatment.
PDF Version (412 KB) *

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En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre la enfermedad de Crohn
Describe la enfermedad de Crohn, los síntomas y complicaciones comunes de esta enfermedad, y las personas con más alto riesgo a desarollarla. Explica como diagnosticar la enfermedad de Crohn y los diferentes tipos de tratamiento disponibles.
Versión PDF (611 KB) *

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What I need to know about Peptic Ulcers
Defines peptic ulcers and discusses the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Discusses risk factors and prevention methods.
PDF Version (541 KB) *

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Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES)
Describes the causes, complications, diagnosis, and treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
PDF Version (525 KB) *

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Page last updated March 5, 2014


The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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