Common Diseases of the Small Intestine

The small intestine plays an important role in the digestive system. It breaks down food and extracts nutrients from it, allowing the nutrients to be used by the body. Unfortunately, this important organ is susceptible to damage and disease. While …

Do I Ever Outgrow Growing Pains?

Growing pains can be an uncomfortable part of childhood — but the good news is that they remain firmly in childhood. Despite their name, there’s actually no medical evidence that growing pains are related to the growth process; rather, they’re …

Treating Gallstones

The gallbladder is a small, sac-like organ that lies just under the liver, in the upper, right portion of the abdomen. This organ stores bile, a digestive enzyme created by the liver, which is then passed into the small intestine …

Swimmer’s Ear and Pain

Swimmer’s ear — medically known as otitis externa — is a painful inflammatory condition of the ear that occurs  when water becomes trapped in the canals of the ear. As you might imagine, it commonly affects swimmers, but it can …

Do Men Have Pelvic Pain?

The pelvic area is the lowest part of the abdomen. This area encompasses the bowel and bladder, as well as bones, muscles, and connective tissues, all of which are susceptible to pain and damage. A woman’s reproductive organs are also …