Epiploic appendagitis occurs when small protrusions swell on the outside of the large intestine, according to iTriage. These appendages start small, but then they grow larger and become painful when they twist or lose th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Inguinal hernia repair is necessary when a loop of the intestine becomes trapped or strangulated; hernias that are painless and able to be pushed back into the abdomen do not require surgical repair unless other problems... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Colon resection, the simple term for colectomy, is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the large intestine is resected. Colectomy treats or prevents conditions that affect the colon, according to Mayo Clinic. More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Gluten triggers an immune response in the small intestine of a person with celiac disease, according to Mayo Clinic. The inflammation from this immune response can damage the lining of the small intestine and prevent the... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Colitis is an inflammation of the inner lining of the large intestine, says MedicineNet. One symptom is intermittent cramps in the lower abdomen that can lead to watery diarrhea. The pain worsens just before the episode ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

An abdominal hernia is a piece of the intestine or other organ protruding through an opening in the abdominal wall, as described by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hernias occur where the abdominal wall ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases