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Bowel Symptom Diary

It can be difficult to track your symptoms particularly during dietary or treatment trials. This bowel symptom diary using the Bristol Stool Scale can help.

Globus Sensation

Many patients point to their throat when describing a swallowing difficulty, where they feel a persistent irritation or lump. This is also known as globus pharyngeus. These research trials in adults and children describe the use of Argon Plasma Coagulation to cure troublesome ‘lump in throat’ symptoms which in some patients seem to be linked with a patch of stomach lining or mucosa high in the oesophagus.

Microscopic, Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis

Information sheet on an increasingly recognised cause of diarrhoea

Narcotic Bowel Syndrome

This paper describes case histories of an under-appreciated condition where chronic use of painkillers leads to more pain.

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Information sheet on probably the commonest cause of abnormal liver function tests.

Painful Rib Syndrome

An often overlooked cause of chronic abdominal pain, this paper describes the condition including its natural history.

© Paul Sherwood 2017