Occasional indigestion is a common problem, and the many whimsical heartburn commercials on TV seem to prove that. But when digestive disorders become painful and persistent, it’s important to see a doctor.
The symptoms of a serious digestive problem can vary widely. But some of the signs you should watch for include:
- Blood in your stool
- Changes in bowel habits
- Severe abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Heartburn not relieved by antacids
The gastroenterology clinic at Gertrude`s Children Hospital is run by internationally trained and qualified specialists known as paediatric gastroenterologists who have a wide range of knowledge and experience mainly geared toward children and teens. They diagnose conditions of the digestive system ranging from those that can be managed in the outpatient department to those that require inpatient care.
Our team is experienced in diagnosing and treating all types of illnesses affecting the gastrointestinal tract. We can alleviate your symptoms and reduce or eliminate discomfort no matter where it may appear in your digestive system, from your esophagus and stomach to your small and large intestines, as well as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. The specialists are able to manage
- Acid Reflux
- Celiac Disease
- Crohns Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome