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Blood in the stool or on the toilet paper can signal a wide range of conditions, from hemorrhoids or anal fissures to colon cancer, and should always be evaluated by a doctor.
If it’s time for your colonoscopy, it’s time for the prep. Everyone agrees: It’s not the most pleasant thing. But ensuring a good bowel prep is actually the most important thing you can do to make the colonoscopy a success.
While patients can develop severe complications from diverticulitis that require surgery, doctors have taken a more conservative approach to treating milder cases.
How do you know the state of your gut health and what can you do to keep it in good shape? A UH dietician explains.
A family history and a trace of blood prompts 79 year-old Kate to get screened for colon cancer.
When 44-year-old Jenni Kozak began having colorectal pain, she didn't think it would be something as serious as cancer.
“Every year I received a card in the mail, saying I was due for an annual PAP smear and exam, and I had gone to those appointments religiously,” Ellen said.
Even though she was six years shy of the recommended age for her first colonoscopy, with no family history, Elizabeth Brandewie, MD, scheduled this important outpatient test.