Hemorrhoids refer to the distended or swollen veins in the rectum or around the anus. They are often taken as a bathroom joke or taboo subject, but they are no laughing matter: they can cause extreme pain, as in the case of strangulated hemorrhoids, and significant quality-of-life issues. Learning more about hemorrhoids, particularly their causes,
While a colonoscopy remains the gold standard for colon cancer detection, the procedure has earned some level of notoriety due to its invasive nature and the extensive preparation it entails. Thus, people are searching for noninvasive and convenient alternatives, among which is the fecal occult blood test (FOBT). Here’s the information you need to get
If your gastroenterologist told you that you need to get a colonoscopy, it is natural to want to learn more about the procedure, such as its risks and what to expect during and after it. Here are some of the questions you might want to consider asking your doctor about colonoscopy. What Is a Colonoscopy?
A gastroenterologist may recommend an endoscopy or colonoscopy to investigate your digestive symptoms, diagnose, and treat your condition. An endoscopy and colonoscopy are often performed together. Both are minimally invasive procedures that use highly advanced tools to allow the doctor to see into your gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopy and colonoscopy both use a thin, flexible tube