Symptoms and diagnosis in gastroenterology

Did you know?

In the general population, 19,9% of people have chronic digestive diseases. That’s more than 2 million patients a year.

To maximize your chances while facing illness, Concilio’s medical team will assist you for all your gastroenterology needs.

What is “gastroenterology”?

Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that concerns research, diagnosis, and treatment of afflictions of the digestive tract, metabolism, and nutrition. Diagnostic measures, as well as symptoms serve as the basis for prescribing a treatment, which targets preventing complication, relieving symptoms, and healing.

Symptoms and procedures

During a consultation with a gastroenterologist, the patient describes their symptoms and eventual pain experienced. The diagnosis is then posed on the basis of gathered responses and the results of the examination.

Symptoms that can be caused by an abdominal affliction are:

  • Diarrhea or constipation

  • Vomiting

  • Irregular transit

  • Jaundice

  • Abdominal pain

  • Flatulence and intestinal gas

The type and duration of pain are important elements to establish a diagnosis. The source of abdominal pain, as well as its irradiation in other parts of the body are also important to consider. After examination of the patient, a preliminary diagnosis can be determined, which is then confirmed by laboratory techniques and methodes.

Why is it important to obtain the best care when you are ill?

Concilio enables you to access the best healthcare available to you. Our medical team will personally assist you to help you deal with any health issue.

  • In 45% of cases, your diagnosis or treatment plan could be optimized
  • 9 out 10 doctors prescribe unnecessary medical acts: surgery, repeat investigations, non-compliance with recommended best medical practice
  • All hospitals and clinics are not equal. Some are better suited to treating your illness than others.
  • Medicine is becoming more and more specialized. It can be complicated to obtain reliable medical information and ensure you get to see the medical practitioner that’s right for you and your condition

Fiche Symptoms and diagnosis in gastroenterology

  • Author : Florian Reinaud, MD
  • Date :

1005 peer-recommended gastroenterologists have been identified by concilio