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Is Red Blood in the Stool a Concerning Symptom?

May 24, 2021
Is Red Blood in the Stool a Concerning Symptom?


Finding dark or bright red bloody stool can be unsettling and might leave you distressed about your overall health. However, blood in your stool (hematochezia) doesn't always mean there is a major health concern. Several conditions can result in having blood in the stool. The gastroenterologists at Illinois Gastroenterology Group often treat this issue and can diagnose the reason for rectal bleeding or bloody stools among children and adults in the Chicago, IL area.

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Facts About Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

May 24, 2021
Facts About Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Commonly found in everyday ingredients, including wheat, barley, rye, noodles, cereal, and bread, gluten is often a recurring part of a person's diet. However, for adults, teens, or children with celiac disease, ingesting gluten can lead to harmful medical problems. The one effective treatment for gluten sensitivity is the elimination of gluten from your diet. When you believe you may be suffering from celiac disease, talk to a gastrointestinal (GI) specialist at Illinois Gastroenterology Group to detect and manage your gluten sensitivity. Our Chicago, IL professionals will help you learn about your new condition and show you how to adjust your lifestyle and nutrition appropriately.

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