An intestinal obstruction can be deadly. See a doctor if you are having trouble passing gas, having a bowel movement or have other symptoms.
One of the most common reasons people go to the emergency room is severe stomach pain and about 15% of the time, intestinal obstruction is the cause.
When a child complains ‘my belly hurts’, it could be the result of anything from too much candy to a serious infection.
Ulcerative colitis is a condition that affects as many as half-a-million Americans.