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Tuesday Q and A: GI symptoms that come on quickly not always a concern

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 44 and in good health. Two weeks ago I became very ill (bloody diarrhea and severe abdominal cramping for three days) after eating at a restaurant. The stool samples did not show any sign of food-borne disease, and I was told my symptoms were probably [...]

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Friendships and Living With Cancer

Friendships and living with cancer Friendships have a powerful impact on people living with cancer. Don't miss an opportunity to reach out. Diarrhea: Cancer-related causes and how to cope Knowing which diarrhea signs and symptoms are routine and which are serious can help you understand when to call your doctor. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 20, 2014 — Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of IBS. The research was published in [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Stomach pain common in children, but exact source not always easy to identify

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible for children to have irritable bowel syndrome? My 9-year-old son often complains of stomach pain, but we can’t seem to find a cause or pattern. ANSWER: Although irritable bowel syndrome is possible in a 9-year-old, it is very rare. Stomach pain, on the other hand, is [...]

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Drug Fails to Reduce Diarrhea in Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy Sulfasalazine, a drug commonly prescribed to reduce diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, does not reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers in the pelvic area. The Mayo Clinic-led study also found that the medication may be associated with a higher risk of diarrhea than a placebo when [...]

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Rotavirus Vaccine Given to Newborns in Africa is Effective

Recent upgrades at YouTube have resulted in issues with some older versions of Internet Explorer. If you are only seeing a black box in the player, click here or open in a different browser. Mayo Clinic and other researchers have shown that a vaccine given to newborns is at least 60 [...]

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Cases Of C. Diff Infection Increasing In Children

The number of people contracting the hard-to-control bacterial infection Clostridium difficile is increasing.  According to Sahil Khanna, M.D., Mayo Clinic Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, “We have seen Clostridium difficile infection as a cause for diarrhea in humans for more than 30 years, and the incidence of infections has been increasing in [...]

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