The large intestine is an integral part of the digestive system. It absorbs water and vitamins and excretes the waste. If it doesn’t work properly, our health will be jeopardized. Certain conditions can cause the large intestine to malfunction. One such condition is a toxic colon. While it’s incredibly rare, it’s also severely threatening.
The incidence of colon cancer in the United States has been on the rise in recent years. Younger patients are being diagnosed with colon cancer. Those with early-stage colon cancer tend to fare better than those who are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease. Hence, the importance of colon cancer screenings. Colon cancer
An anoscopy is a medical procedure that allows your doctor to examine the inside of the anal canal. This can be done for diagnostic purposes, to check for the presence of abnormal cells in the anal canal. An anoscopy procedure may be recommended for someone who is experiencing rectal bleeding, anal pain, or other issues
Seeing blood in your stool is a symptom of a problem that may be benign or serious. Bloody stools are never normal, and you should have the issue evaluated by a doctor, especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms, such as rectal pain, constipation, abdominal cramps, and a feeling of your bowels not emptying.
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Gastroenterologists are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive care for patients with GI disorders. They have completed at least four years of medical school and three years of training in an accredited residency program in gastroenterology. When choosing a gastroenterologist, there are important factors that you should consider, such as experience, training, and board certification. You
Gastroenterologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) system, which includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, rectum, and anus. Gastroenterologists use a variety of diagnostic tests and procedures to evaluate and treat patients. While we cannot talk about everything that a
Those days are gone when you had to travel to visit your gastroenterologist’s office to manage even a minor condition, medication side effect, or new symptom. Now, with telehealth, you can avail most of the services of your gastroenterologist with just a couple of clicks, without getting out of your comfort zone. Telehealth, sometimes also
Hepatology is a medical specialty focused on diseases and conditions of the liver and biliary tract (gallbladder and ducts). It is closely associated with gastroenterology as the liver plays a crucial role in digestion and metabolism. Hepatology doctors perform a wide array of high-tech GI procedures to diagnose, treat, and cure liver dysfunction. Let’s discuss
Common problems in the digestive system include stomach pain, acid reflux, constipation, and diarrhea. If you are experiencing issues in your digestive system and need to consult with a specialist, you might be wondering if there’s a difference between a gastroenterologist or a gastrointestinal (GI) doctor. Are the two different, and whom do you consult