Warning Signs & Symptoms of Digestive Conditions - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Warning Signs & Symptoms of Digestive Conditions

It's important not to ignore warning signs and symptoms of digestive problems as they may be life threatening if prolonged. If in doubt, visit the closest emergency department or call 911.

Symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders vary widely depending on the problem; however, you should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist if you have:

  • Persistent heartburn
  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Excessive nausea and vomiting
  • Vomiting blood
  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Unintentional weight gain or loss
  • Excessive bloating or gas
  • Incontinence
  • Difficulty swallowing

Make an Appointment

If you're concerned about a potential GI symptom, make an appointment with your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist.