Lower GI Tract

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Anal Fissure, Fistula & Abscess

  • Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
    Many people have small pouches in the lining of the colon that bulge outward through weak openings. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Multiple pouches are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis. Read more…
  • Diarrhea
    Diarrhea is a loose, watery stool. Having diarrhea means passing loose stools three or more times a day. Read more…
  • Crohn’s Disease
    Crohn’s disease is a disease that causes inflammation and irritation in the digestive tract. The part most commonly affected is the end part of the small intestine, called the ileum. Read more…
  • Constipation
    Constipation occurs when bowel movements become less frequent or difficult. Going longer than three days without a bowel movement is not common. After three days, the stool or feces hardens and becomes difficult to pass. Read more…
  • Colon Polyps/Cancer
    Colon polyp is a growth on the surface of the colon. A person can have more than one colon polyp. Colon polyps can be raised or flat. Some colon polyps are benign, which means they are not cancer. However, some types of polyps may already be cancer or can become cancer. Read more…
  • Hemorrhoids
    Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. The rectum is the last part of the large intestine leading to the anus. Read more…
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    IBS is characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Most people can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications. For others, however, IBS can be disabling. Read more…
  • Ostomy
    When treating diseases that involve removing all or part of your small intestine, colon, rectum or bladder, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body. The surgery to create the new opening in the abdomen is called ostomy. Read more…
  • Prevention of Colon Polyps/Cancer
    Regular screening can often find colorectal cancer early, when it is more likely to be curable. In many cases, screening can also prevent colorectal cancer altogether. Read more…
  • Ulcerative Colitis
    Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the inner lining of the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum. Read more…
  • Rectal Bleeding
    Rectal bleeding refers to any bleeding from your lower colon or rectum. Rectal bleeding may show up as blood in your stool, on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Read more…