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  1. Gallbladder - gallstones and surgery

    Medical treatment for gallstones may not be necessary unless the gallstones cause symptoms.

  2. Gastritis

    Gastritis, inflammation of the stomach lining, may be caused by many factors including infection, alcohol, particular medications and some allergic and immune conditions.

  3. Gastroenteritis

    It is important to establish the cause of gastro, as different types of gastroenteritis respond to different treatments.

  4. Gastroenteritis - amoebiasis

    Amoebiasis can cause diarrhoea among travellers to developing countries.

  5. Gastroenteritis - campylobacteriosis

    Campylobacteriosis is a type of gastroenteritis and is more common in children under five years of age and young adults

  6. Gastroenteritis - cryptosporidiosis

    Outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have been associated with child care centres, public swimming pools and contaminated water supplies.

  7. Gastroenteritis - giardiasis

    Most people infected with Giardia parasites do not develop symptoms but can still spread the infection to others.

  8. Gastroenteritis - salmonellosis

    You may be more prone to salmonellosis if you are elderly, have another medical condition (such as a weakened immune system) or are malnourished.

  9. Gastroenteritis - shigellosis

    Outbreaks of shigella gastroenteritis can occur in institutional settings, particularly where children are still in nappies or adults are incontinent.

  10. Gastroenteritis in children

    Gastroenteritis is common in young children and spreads easily. See your doctor if your child is vomiting often, not drinking, showing signs of dehydration or has blood in their poo.