Digestive Disorders Resources
- Is It Okay to Take a Stool Softener Every Day?
- 9 Questions to Ask Before Having Surgery
- Creating a Crohn's Disease Diet Plan
Colonoscopy Topic Guide
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is a procedure used to view the inside of the colon. Reasons for colonoscopy is to detect or diagnose diseases of the colon (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, colon cancer, colitis). Risks for colonoscopy include colon perforation, infection, or bleeding.
Rectal Cancer The rectum is the lower part of the colon that connects the large bowel to the anus. The rectum's primary function is to store formed stool in preparation for evacuation.
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