Top 15 GI Diagnoses Leading to Outpatient Visits

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Here are the leading 15 physician diagnoses of gastrointestinal disorders that led to outpatient clinic visits in 2009, according to Medscape's Burden of Gastrointestinal Disease in the United States report.

Diagnosis and number of visits

1.    GERD: 8.86 million
2.    Abdominal pain: 7.17 million
3.    Gastroenteritis and dyspepsia: 4.01 million
4.    Constipation: 3.98 million
5.    Abdominal wall hernia: 3.56 million
6.    Diverticular disease: 2.68 million
7.    Diarrhea: 2.4 million
8.    Inflammatory bowel disease: 1.89 million
9.    Colorectal neoplasm: 1.74 million
10.    Nausea and vomiting: 1.68 million
11.    Rectal bleeding: 1.67 million
12.    Irritable colon: 1.55 million
13.    Hepatitis C: 1.23 million
14.    Hemorroids: 1.07 million
15.    Dysphagia: 1.02 million

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