Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

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.

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative Colitis

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.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is characterized by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. The two main types are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.