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Why You Might Have Mucus in Your Stool
Seeing mucus in your stool does not necessarily mean you have a serious bowel disease. When should you call your doctor if you see mucus in your stool?
When Should You Worry About Black Stools?
Black, tarry stools could be caused by an iron supplement or certain foods. But black stools that smell foul could be caused by bleeding.
Green Poop: What Causes It, And When Should You...
Green stools are not necessarily a cause for alarm because the color could be caused by a food or a supplement. Find out what can cause green stool.
What Your White Blood Cell Count Might Mean
A description of the normal range of a white blood cell (WBC) count test and why a physician might order this blood test.
What Causes Orange Stools? You May Be Surprised
Most times, orange stools are not a sign of a serious problem, but if the orange color is ongoing, it should be investigated by a physician.
The 4 Best Movements to Get Rid of Gas and...
Gas in the digestive tract can be uncomfortable, but it can also be embarrassing. How can you relieve gas through some simple movements or exercise?
Why Do Doctors Test Your Red Blood Cell Count?
A red blood cell (RBC) count is an important test that can help your physician find out what's going on with your blood cells.
Is There Really Such a Thing as a 'Normal'...
There are gradations of normal bowel movements, and every person is going to have different bowel habits. What could a normal bowel movement be for you?
How Do I Know If I Have Crohn's Disease?
Two forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- have similar symptoms of pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
Colon Cancer Symptoms Can Be Subtle
Most people think of blood in the stool as the classic sign of colon cancer, but there are other signs and symptoms of colon cancer that are more subtle.
Why Do Doctors Care about Hemoglobin Levels?
A hemoglobin level test is a blood test that provides information on how effective red blood cells are being in carrying oxygen to cells.
5 Signs You May Have Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) differ from person to person with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, but there are some symptoms that may signal IBD is present. What are some symptoms of IBD and what should you do if you experience them?
Fistulas 101: Learn How They're Diagnosed and...
Information about symptoms, treatment, and diagnosis of those pernicious fistulas that plague people with Crohn's Disease.
What You Should Know About Bowel Obstructions
While bowel obstructions can be a complication of digestive disease, such as Crohn's disease, obstructions can happen to anyone.
What Diseases Cause Pale Stool?
Stools that are pale or clay-colored may be caused by a problem in the biliary system. Find out what could cause a stool to be light or grey in color.
How to Prep Your Colon for a Colonoscopy
Worried about having a colonoscopy? It's said that the colonoscopy prep is worse than the procedure. Learn about commonly used colonoscopy preparations.
What's Causing Your Green, Red, or Black Stool?
An unusual color to a bowel movement could be caused by a food or dietary supplement, but red, black, or green stools could also be a symptom of a serious disease or condition.
Your Complete Introduction to Crohn's Disease...
An overview of the conditions (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment.
What Not to Do While Prepping for a Colonoscopy
If you're preparing for a colonoscopy, you received a list of instructions from your physician for your colonoscopy prep. Find out some common mistakes people make while preparing for a colonoscopy.
Why You Have Gas and What You Can Do About It
Gas is a normal part of digestion, but excess gas can be uncomfortable. Find out what may cause your gas and how you can treat the symptoms of gas.
What Are the Causes of Red or Black Stool?
If you see it in the toilet bowl, you may wonder what can cause red stool or black stool? One reason is blood, but the others may surprise you.
What Can Cause Blood in the Stool?
The causes of bleeding from the rectum and blood in the stool range from the common and easily treatable to the more serious and chronic.
How You Can Reverse Prednisone Weight Gain
Prednisone weight gain is a familiar problem to anyone who has ever taken this corticosteroid drug. You may need a diet and fitness plan to lose those extra prednisone pounds.
How to Deal With Bloating and Gas Caused by IBD
Abdominal bloating can be caused by many conditions, but a common reason is gas in the intestine. If you want some relief from the bloating and gas, you might need to find out what's causing your bloating and how to treat it.
What Can Cause Cirrhosis Of The Liver?
More information about the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver, as well as the complications it can cause in other parts of the body. Page 2.
What You Need To Know About Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a digestive disease that causes stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, and mucus in the stool.
How Much Schooling Has Your Doctor Had?
Who are those people in white coats that come through your hospital room with your physician? Learn how to tell the difference between interns and residents.
The Weirdest Side Effect of Pepto Bismol
Can taking the over-the-counter medication bismuth subsalicylates, such as Pepto Bismol or Kaopectate, cause your stool to turn black?
What You Need To Know About Crohn's Disease
Learn about the symptoms, treatment, diet and prognosis for Crohn's disease, a form of IBD that can cause inflammation anywhere along the digestive tract.
What Is Microscopic Colitis and What Can Cause...
Microscopic colitis primarily affects women and causes persistent watery diarrhea. It is unrelated to Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
Reasons Why Your Stools Might Look Red
Blood in the stool may be caused by hemorrhoids, anal fissures, colon polyps or colon cancer, diverticular bleeding, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Bloody Stools? It May Be a Sign of IBD
Bleeding from the rectum is a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which is more common with ulcerative colitis than with Crohn's disease.
How Do Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis...
The differences between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the two primary forms of IBD, can be difficult to understand.
Sore Bum? 10 Tips for Treating Skin Irritation...
Skin irritated by diarrhea is difficult to treat. Here are some tips on how to reduce skin irritation, what foods to avoid, and what foods may help.
Why You Have Hemorrhoids and What You Can Do...
Hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging blood vessels in and about the anus and lower rectum that may cause blood in the stool.
8 Foods That Can Give You Gas
Broccoli and beans are known for causing gas, but there are other foods that you may never suspect as being the cause of your gas and bloating.
8 Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis
The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can include diarrhea and blood or mucus in the stool, but also pain, fever, lack of appetite.
Gut Check: The New App for Managing IBD
People with IBD can benefit from the Gut Check Application that may be used not only to track health information, but also to send it to a physician.
What Side Effects Can You Expect When Taking...
Prednisone is a steroid used to treat of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other conditions. Here you'll find a list of prednisone side effects.
Did You Know These Foods Can Cause Diarrhea?
Diarrhea usually goes away on its own. For some, like those who have IBD, some foods may even lead to diarrhea. Find out which foods may cause diarrhea.
Could Taking Antibiotics Cause You to Develop...
Taking a course of antibiotics for an infection might cause antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common condition that is easily treated.
Are Prednisone Side Effects Permanent?
Side effects from the steroid drug prednisone are common. At what dosage are side effects common, and will they reverse once the prednisone is stopped?
Taking Prednisone? Reduce Side Effects With...
Prednisone is a type of steroid that is used to treat inflammatory conditions. Read about the side effects of prednisone, and how they can be lessened.
Do You Know The Symptoms Of Crohn's Disease?
Crohn's disease symptoms can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, fever, lack of appetite, and passing mucus in the stool.
6 Signs You Might Have a Bowel Obstruction
A bowel obstruction is when the intestine is fully or partially blocked by something. Bowel obstructions are a common complication of Crohn's disease.
Can You Drink A Cup Of Coffee The Morning Of...
If you're having a colonoscopy, you will receive instructions from your physician on how to prepare. If you're used to starting your day with a cup of coffee, is that possible the morning of your colonoscopy?
What Is A Gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is an internal medicine physician that specializes in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
What Is Diverticular Disease?
Diverticulosis is common, affecting half of those over 60. Adding fiber to the diet is helpful, but diverticulitis might require antibiotics or surgery.
Did You Know Colon Cancer Might Not Cause Any...
The symptoms of colon cancer may vary depending on where in the colon the cancer begins.
9 Tips to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy
Preparing for a colonoscopy can be a challenge. Here are nine tips, supplied by those who've been through it, on how to make your prep a little easier.
The 5 Stages of Colon and Rectal Cancer
A description of the five stages of colon and rectal cancer, including treatments and statistics on five-year survival rates for each stage.
How Will You Know If Your IBD Is Flaring?
How do you know if your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is flaring? One tip that the IBD might be back is if you are experiencing abdominal pain.
Why Do Beans Cause Gas?
Beans, or legumes, and other vegetables tend to cause intestinal gas. Learn why eating beans causes gas and how you can prevent it.
What Causes Intestinal Gas?
Most people are embarrassed by their belching or flatulence, but gas in the digestive tract is a normal occurrence. How and why is gas produced in the stomach and intestines?
The 5 Fruits That Are Easiest to Digest
Do you want to add more fruit to your diet? Here are 5 fruits that are easier to digest and therefore may be better for people with digestive disease.
Should You Be Worried About Colon Polyps?
Polyps in the colon increase the risk of developing colon cancer when they are left untreated. Learn how polyps cause cancer, who is at risk, and what you can do about them.
Does Inflammatory Bowel Disease Put You at Risk...
People with diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (IBD) may not absorb enough iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid, leading to anemia.
What Are Symptoms of Colon Cancer, And What...
Colorectal cancer symptoms can occur late in the progress of the disease, which is why any change in bowel habits should be checked out by a doctor.
What Can Cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Questions -- and answers -- to the most frequently asked questions about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Can a Sitz Bath Help With a Sore Bottom?
A sitz bath can provide relief from the discomfort from hemorrhoids, fistulas, anal fissures, or an episiotomy.
Do You Really Need to Move Your Bowels Every Day?
True or false: Having a normal digestive system means having a daily bowel movement. The true definition of a normal bowel movement may surprise you.
What Tests Will Your Doctor Do If You Have Too...
Gas (such as flatulence or belching) is a normal occurrence and happens to everyone, but some people think they have too much gas. If gas seems to be excessive and is causing a lot of pain, it might be a symptom of another condition.
Why You're Constipated and How You Can Treat It...
Learn more about the causes, treatment, and prevention of constipation, as well as when to see a doctor for hard stools.
How Common Is Bowel Perforation In IBD?
Bowel perforations are uncommon in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but a hole in the large or small intestine is an emergency.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Colostomy...
What can you expect in the days before colostomy surgery, and during the recovery phase? Who will help you adjust to your new ostomy? Page 2.
Do You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IBS is a common disorder that affects up to 20 percent of adults, but only half ever seek treatment. Learn about the symptoms of IBS and how it is treated.
Here's How to Tell if You Need A Gastroenterolo...
When you find yourself with new symptoms, you may wonder if you need a specialist physician. Find out if you need a gastroenterologist for your digestive symptoms.
Do You Know What IBD Pain Feels Like?
IBD pain is variable and dependent upon IBD type as well as location of inflammation. Learn more about the type of abdominal pain that IBD can cause.
What You Need To Know Before Taking Flagyl
The antibiotic Flagyl (metronidazole) is used to treat infections, and in some cases may be used in inflammatory bowel disease.
What Does a Complete Blood Cell Count Test Tell...
A description of what tests are included in a complete blood cell (CBC) count, which can provide information about a patient's blood to a physician.
IBD Life Hacks
Life with IBD is challenging, so use these tips to help yourself deal with common problems that may have simple solutions.
How to Follow a Clear Liquid Diet
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What Causes Diarrhea And When Should You See A...
A look at the symptoms of diarrhea, which includes more than loose stools or an urgent need to use a restroom.
What Are the Risks of Having a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is generally a very safe procedure, but there is a low amount of risk. Learn about the potential complications and risks of a colonoscopy.
Are Mouth Ulcers a Complication of IBD?
Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of mouth ulcers (aphthous stomatitis) or canker sores, associated with IBD.
What Are Your Treatment Options for Inflammator...
Several types of drugs are used in treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and surgery is typically only used after medical options have failed.
How Are Gallstones Formed, And What Symptoms Do...
Gallstones are formed when liquid, called bile, that is stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. Page 2.
What Should You Eat When You Have Diarrhea?
People with IBD have chronic diarrhea. Here you will find a list of foods that may help when diarrhea is at its worst.
Can Prednisone Therapy Cause Swelling in Your...
Prednisone has a host of side effects. Is swelling of the face (moon face) a prednisone side effect?
10 Things You Should Know About Crohn's Disease
If you have Crohn's disease, what must you absolutely know in order to advocate for yourself?
Your Guide To Getting Through A Course Of...
Prednisone is a corticosteroid drug that is commonly used to treat several auto-immune conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Learn how prednisone affects the body, and how you can lessen prednisone side effects.
Everything You Want To Know About Poop But Are...
Stool can have a variety of shapes and colors, and while normal is a spectrum, there are some things that are never normal. What is, and isn't, on the spectrum of normal for stools?
What Is The Hematocrit Level Test?
What is the hematocrit level blood test, and how is it used by a physician to diagnose diseases and conditions?
6 Important Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death among adults in the United States. Colon cancer is also highly preventable. Learn more about colon cancer and how it can be prevented.
What’s the Difference Between IBS and IBD?
IBD symptoms can be similar to symptoms from several other digestive diseases or conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). How do physicians tell the difference between IBD and IBS?
What Should You Know About Irritable Bowel...
Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can include pain, diarrhea, bloating, and an urgent need to use the bathroom. Page 2.
What Are Polyps and When Should You Worry About...
A colon polyp is a growth that can occur on the walls of the large intestine. Learn how having polyps can affect your risk for developing colon cancer.
Another Embarrassing Side Effect of Prednisone
Steroid drugs such as prednisone, which have many side effects, are often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Can prednisone cause steroid acne?
The Major Risk of Long-Term Prednisone Use
Prednisone and other steroids may be beneficial for the treatment of many inflammatory conditions, but they may also cause serious and permanent side effects, such as cataracts.
What Not to Eat if You Have IBD
Food doesn't cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but during a flare-up, certain foods may exacerbate symptoms. What is the diet for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?
What You Can Do To Have Less Gas
Intestinal gas is a fact of life for everyone. But there are things that you can do to reduce the amount of painful gas and bloating you may experience.
Could Your IBD Kill You?
Is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fatal? Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive conditions that can have serious complications, but can they actually kill you?
What Crohn's Sufferers Should Know About Cipro
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or pouchitis. Get answers on side effects, use during pregnancy, and missed doses.
What Organs Are Part Of The Digestive System?
A definition of the digestive system, which is the system in the body that is used to process food and turn it into energy.
Who Gets Lactose Intolerance, And Why?
Symptoms of gas, bloating, and diarrhea that occur after eating milk products could be due to lactose intolerance, the most common condition in the world.
Is Prednisone Safe to Take During Pregnancy?
Taking medications during pregnancy is a reality for many women with IBD. What risks does taking prednisone during pregnancy have on an unborn child?
What Should You Know About Taking Prednisone?
Dosage, use during pregnancy, and side effect profile for prednisone, a drug that is commonly used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
What Medications and Supplements Can Cause...
Taking medications can have several ill effects on the liver, including chronic liver damage and scarring (cirrhosis).
What Does Bilirubin Do For Your Body?
Bilirubin is a substance that should be processed and excreted by the body, but in some people it builds up and may cause jaundice.
This Is Why IBS Can Cause Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain is common in IBS, and is often treated with antispasmotics, antidepressants, and alternative therapies such as peppermint.
What You Should Know Before You Have a...
What to expect during a colonoscopy, which is a test that is commonly used to diagnose diseases and conditions in the colon and rectum.
The 4 Types of Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis has different forms, depending on how much, and which part, of the colon is inflamed. Treatment also differs between the different types of disease.
Could Long-Term Steroid Use Weaken Your Bones?
Prednisone and other steroids are used to treat many conditions, but they may also cause serious side effects such as steroid-induced osteoporosis.
Prognosis For Crohn's Disease: What It Might...
The prognosis for people with Crohn's disease is highly variable, with some experiencing severe symptoms and others only having mild disease.
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Ulcerative...
In quick bullet points, what are the most important things you should know about ulcerative colitis? Find out here.
Can You Drink Alcohol if You Have IBD?
Does having an alcoholic drink worsen the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Find out about the effects drinking has on IBD.
7 Important Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
People with IBD have a risk of developing colorectal cancer. Along with regular screening, there are changes that can decrease your colon cancer risk.
8 Simple Steps to Using an Enema
An enema may be used for several purposes, including in preparation for a colonoscopy, surgery, giving birth, or for constipation or fecal impaction.
11 Tips to Avoid IBS Trigger Foods
There is no one diet for all people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). There are, however, several common trigger foods that may set off symptoms.
Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees: In Memoriam
Maurice Gibb, a member of the popular 1970s pop group the Bee Gees, died from complications of a bowel obstruction at the age of 53.
What You Need to Know Before Taking Bentyl
Answers to frequently asked questions about Bentyl (dicyclomine), a drug used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, including dosage and other medical conditions which could contraindicate its use.
Is Colitis Really a Disease?
An explanation of the term colitis, which can refer to ulcerative colitis or several other conditions including Crohn's colitis, ischemic colitis, collagenous colitis, and lymphocytic colitis.
Can Enemas Actually Harm Your Intestines?
Many people think they must have a bowel movement every day, and turn to enemas or laxatives. However, enemas are not harmless, and using them to treat constipation does have risks.
Step By Step: How To Change An Ostomy Appliance
Changing your ostomy bag isn't as hard as it may seem! Here is a list of steps and some tips to changing your appliance without worry.
What Foods Are Allowed On A Full Liquid Diet?
A full liquid diet includes all types of clear liquids but also milk products, vegetable juices, and cooked cereals. Learn what foods are allowed on a full liquid diet.
What You Should Know Before You Buy Fiber...
Fiber supplements may be prescribed for digestive conditions such as IBD and IBS from time to time. How do you choose the fiber supplement which is right for you?
Are Crohn's Disease And Ulcerative Colitis...
Stress does play a role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). But does stress cause ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease? Learn more about stress and IBD.
What Happens When Candida Grows Inside The Body?
Candida is a fungus that occurs naturally in several places in the body, but can cause infection if it overgrows into a condition called candidiasis.
An FIT Test Can Find Blood In The Stool That...
A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is used to screen the stool for blood that can not be seen with the naked eye (called occult blood).
What Can You Do About Bathroom Accidents And...
Having a bathroom accident is upsetting, but fecal incontinence is actually common. Find out how inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may relate to fecal incontinence, and how it can be treated.
How Can You Tighten Abdominal Muscles After...
After surgery, you may want to strengthen your abdominal muscles. Once you're ready, start one of these workout routines to get your abs in shape.
4 Reasons Your IBD Is Making You Tired
Having fatigue or feeling tired is almost universal, but it can also be a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Learn why ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease can make you feel tired and what you can do about it.
Here's What to Expect at Your Colonoscopy
What is a colonoscopy? Get information about colonscopies, including what a colonoscopy is used for, how to prepare for it, how it's done, and the risks.
What Is Crohn's Disease and What Are the...
Crohn's disease is an incurable chronic disease of the intestinal tract that can cause pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and bleeding.
4 Videos to Help Answer the Question: Is Your...
What is a normal bowel movement? What does a black or a green bowel movement indicate? Learn answers to these questions and more in these videos about bowel movements.
The Difference Between Crohn's Disease and...
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What Foods Should You Avoid If You Have A...
If you have a stricture in your small intestine, do you know which foods you should avoid?
What is Stool?
A definition of stool, which is the waste material that leaves the body through the rectum as a bowel movement.
Which Antibiotics Can Cause Diarrhea?
Antibiotics taken for an infection may have an unintended effect. Antibiotics may disrupt the balance in the colon, and result in diarrhea or loose stools.
What You Need To Know About Digital Rectal Exams
A digital rectal exam is the subject of fear and ridicule -- but it's really a very simple, painless exam that is very helpful to physicians. Find out how a digital rectal exam is performed.
What Are Some Of The Main Forms of Crohn's...
Crohn's disease is extremely complex and has 5 main forms: ileocolitis, ileitis, Crohn's (granulomatous) colitis, gastroduodenal Crohn's, and jejunoileitis.
Can Your Diet Really Give You a Stomach Ulcer?
Are stomach ulcers caused by stress and spicy food? While many people believe this, the true cause of peptic ulcers can not be treated by a change in diet.
Toxic Megacolon, A Rare But Serious Complicatio...
Toxic megacolon is a rare, but serious, complication of severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Learn why this condition may occur and how it is treated.
Restricted Fiber Diet
A restricted fiber diet might be prescribed for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during a flare-up or after surgery. Learn about the foods that are allowed and permitted on a low fiber diet.
If You Have An Ostomy, Could You Still Have...
I have a colostomy and there is some discharge from my rectum. Is this normal, and what can I do about leaks?
What Does It Take To Diagnose IBD?
When a patient sees the doctor with symptoms that may point to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a series of tests ranging from blood tests to a colonoscopy are used to make the diagnosis.
Here's What You Should Know About Ileostomy...
Ileostomy surgery can be lifesaving, and even result in an improved quality of life. What should you know before having ileostomy surgery?
Here's How Your Digestive System Works
Digestion is important to break food into a form the body can use for energy. Learn about your digestive system and how it works.
Should You Be Screened For Colon Cancer
If you're over the age of 50, you should be screened for colorectal cancer. But how often is it needed, and which test should be used?
7 Tips for Managing IBD-Related Night Sweats
Night sweats can be a real problem for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and can be caused by fevers or be a side effects of some medications.
7 Things You Should Tell Your Gastroenterologist
Do you tell your gastroenterologist everything? Here are the signs and symptoms of IBD that you might not be telling your doctor -- but you should.
If You Have Constipation, How Can It Be Treated?
For some, constipation is a chronic problem. Learn more about treatments for constipation, including diet, laxatives, and alternative therapies.
What Can You Eat After J-Pouch Surgery?
What is a practical diet for a person with a j-pouch? Find out which foods can cause diarrhea or skin irritation and which foods may cause bowel obstructions.
5 Signs of Indigestion That Should Send You to...
Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is a painful or burning feeling in the upper abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, abdominal bloating, belching, and sometimes vomiting.
The Surprising Link Between Nosebleeds and...
Nosebleeds are very common and tend to resolve on their own, but some nosebleeds can be quite serious. Can swallowing blood from a nosebleed lead to black stools?
Can Removing Polyps Reduce The Risk Of Colon...
Polyps are a significant risk factor for colon cancer. After a polyp is removed, such as during a colonoscopy, it is no longer a risk factor.
What Can Cause Constipation?
Constipation is a common side effect of several different diseases, including some that are non-digestive related. Could your constipation be related to a different condition you have? Page 2.
Recipes for IBD-Friendly Meals
Eating right when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be very tricky. Here you can find over 40 IBD friendly recipes to make mealtime easier.
This Bacteria Can Cause Severe Diarrhea
Clostridium difficile (or C difficile) is a bacteria that is normally found in the large intestine, but which can cause diarrhea after a course of antibiotics has killed healthy bacteria.
Your Complete Introduction to Sigmoidoscopies
A sigmoidoscopy, a test that can be done right in a doctor's office, can help a physician see inside the last part of the colon.

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