The digestive system is made up of the digestive tract and other organs that aid in digestion. There are many digestive disorders that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.
How is a digestive disorder diagnosed?
In order to reach a diagnosis for digestive disorders, a thorough and accurate medical history will be taken by your physician, noting the symptoms you have experienced and any other pertinent information. A physical examination is also done to help assess the problem more completely.
Some patients need to undergo a more extensive diagnostic evaluation, which may include laboratory tests, imaging tests, and/or endoscopic procedures. These tests may include any, or a combination of laboratory tests, imaging tests, endoscopic procedures or other procedures.
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