A colonoscopy is a procedure performed by a doctor called a gastroenterologist, who uses a colonoscope to look inside the colon and check for diseases like cancer or colitis.
Learn what to expect and what to do if you get a bill you were not expecting after having a colorectal cancer screening.
A computerized tomographic (CT) colonography, or virtual colonoscopy, is a procedure to check for health issues in the digestive tract, including colorectal cancer, using a CT scanner.
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the anus. Swelling can be caused by straining to move your bowels, sitting too long on the toilet, or other causes, like pregnancy, obesity, or liver disease.
Clostridioides difficile, also known as Clostridium difficile, C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that can cause gastrointestinal symptoms, like nausea, watery diarrhea, stomach pain and stomach cramps that may be severe.
Diverticulitis is when pockets form in the colon wall and become infected or swollen causing pain, cramping, diarrhea, constipation or fever.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and among women in the U.S. It occurs when precancerous polyps in the colon or in the rectum become cancerous. Signs may include rectal bleeding, blood in the stool or change in bowel movements.
Constipation is when you have infrequent or hard-to-pass bowel movements, have hard stools, or feel like your bowel movements are incomplete.
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Symptoms include inflammation in the digestive tract, belly pain and cramps, diarrhea, weight loss, and rectal bleeding
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the colon and rectum, and can cause severe belly pain, cramps, diarrhea and bleeding.