Some common intestinal diseases are colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, peptic ulcers, colon polyps or cancer, diverticular disease and intestinal obstruction. There are different forms of colitis, inc... More »

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An upper gastrointestinal series and an upper endoscopy are two common tests used to diagnose problems in the small intestines, reports WebMD. An upper gastrointestinal series examines the upper and middle sections of th... More »

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The primary function of the villi in the small intestine is to increase the absorption of nutrients from food passing through the small intestine. Intestinal villi are small thread-like objects that line the intestines i... More »

Some examples of common intestinal disorders are constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticular disease, according to Cleveland Clinic. Many intestinal diseases can be prevented or minimized with a healthy diet,... More »

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Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a colon disorder that typically manifests in symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, constipation, diarrhea and gas, according to Mayo Clinic. It may also cause serious symptoms, s... More »

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Ulcerative colitis is a disease in which inflammation and ulcers appear on the lining of the large intestine and the rectum, according to Mayo Clinic. Medical professionals are not sure what causes ulcerative colitis, bu... More »

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Lymphocytic colitis is a type of microscopic colitis that shows a heightened presence of lymphocytes and reflects inflammation in the intestines, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Ly... More »

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