Digestive system cancers
Information about digestive system cancers from leading Australian health organisations.
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles around your stomach don’t work properly. Although gastroparesis cannot be cured, the symptoms can be relieved.
Stomach ulcers occur in the lining of your stomach. Although they are common and can be treated, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and get diagnosed early.
Duodenal ulcers are a common cause of abdominal pain but they can be treated. Learn what causes duodenal ulcers and how best to deal with them.
Stomach cancer, commonest in men over 50, doesn’t always have symptoms. You might reduce your risk of stomach cancer by making changes to your diet.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that can live in the stomach and eventually cause ulcers and gastritis. It's more common in developing countries.
Underlying causes of abdominal pain
There are many different causes of abdominal pain. Some cause short-term pain, some cause long-term pain or pain that comes and goes (recurring pain) and others cause sudden and severe pain.
Gastritis occurs when your stomach lining becomes inflamed (swollen and red). It can last for a short time or it can last a long time. Find out more about what medicines to take to relieve the symptoms.
Gastritis occurs when the cells lining the stomach become inflamed, but often it has no symptoms. Find out here about its causes, treatments and more.