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Small and Large Bowel Digestive Disease Resources

Anal fissures

Anal fissures are small tears or splits in the thin lining of the anus.

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis is diagnosed when the appendix, a small pouch that is attached to the large intestine, swells and is inflamed.

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Cancer of the colon

Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum, which are part of the large intestine. Colon cancer usually starts as a polyp that grows on the inner wall of the colon or rectum.

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Cancer of the small bowel

Small Bowel Cancer is cancer that starts in the small intestine, usually in the duodenum. Different kinds of Small Bowel Cancer include adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, carcinoid tumor, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, and lymphoma.

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Cancer of the rectum

Cancer of the rectum is often called Colorectal Cancer, which encompasses cancer that starts in the colon or in the rectum. Colorectal Cancer often starts with a polyp, which can form on the inner wall of the colon or rectum.

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Celiac Sprue

Celiac Sprue is more commonly called Celiac Disease, and it is a digestive disorder triggered by eating foods containing gluten that damages the small intestine.

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Clostridium Difficile Associated with Diarrhea

Clostridium Difficile associated with Diarrhea occurs when someone who is on a lot of antibiotics picks up the Clostridium difficile bacterium, which causes inflammation of the colon. C Diff is a serious infection classified as a healthcare-associated infection, as people getting medical care who are on antibiotic treatment get sick with the infection from contaminated surfaces or a health care provider's hands.

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Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis

Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis are both types of microscopic colitis, a type of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) with inflammation of the colon that can only be viewed with a microscope.

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Colon Polyps

Colon Polyps are growths that occur on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer usually develops from polyps that are not removed.

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Constipation

Constipation is a condition where a person has fewer than three bowel movements per week, and the bowel movements usually have stools that are hard, dry, and small, which makes the stool difficult to pass.

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease is a chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and irritation in the digestive tract, most commonly in the small intestine and beginning of the large intestine. However, Crohn's can affect any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the anus.

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea occurs when stools are loose and watery, typically occurring three or more times in a day. Diarrhea occurrence is classified in three ways: acute, which lasts one or two days and goes away on its own; persistent, which lasts between two to four weeks; and chronic, which lasts at least 4 weeks continually or off and on.

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Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis is a condition of the colon, where small pouches or sacs form and push outward through weak spots in the colon wall. It is most commonly found in the lower part of the colon. Diverticulosis does not cause patients to have symptoms or problems.

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Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is when the pouches from Diverticulosis become inflamed, causing patients to experience problems such as: abscesses just outside the colon wall, small tears or holes in the pouch, peritonitis (inflammation or infection in the colon lining), fistulas (abnormal passages or tunnels between two organs), or intestinal obstructions.

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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is an inherited digestive disorder characterized by Colorectal Cancer, as the patient begins to develop numerous poylps at a young age, typically during the teenage years. The patient's colon needs to be removed before the polyps have a chance to become cancerous.

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Fecal Incontinence

Fecal Incontinence is a bowel control problem, where patients can't hold a bowel movement until reaching a toilet, or else pass stools in the underwear without being aware of it happening. It typically occurs due to a medical problem, and treatment is available.

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Gas

Gas is air in the digestive tract that leaves the body by mouth when you burp or by anus when you pass gas. Flatulence is excess gas in the stomach or intestines that can cause bloating or flatus, which is gas that is passed out through your anus with an odor due to small amounts of sulfur.

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Giardia

Giardia is a microscopic parasite that is found on surfaces or in soil, food, or water contaminated with feces from humans or animals. Giardia causes a diarrheal illness caused Giardiasis.

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Hemoccult

Hemoccult os a Fecal Occult Blood Test and Fecal Immunochemical Test that is also known as FOBT, Stool Occult Blood,  Guaiac Smear Test, gFOTB, Immunoschemial FOBT, Immunoassay FOBT, iFOBT, or FIT. Fecal occult blood test screens for digestive tract bleeding, as it could be an indicator of Colorectal Cancer.

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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in your lower rectum or around your anus. They are also known as piles. Hemorrhoids can be external, when they for under the skin around your anus, or internal, when they form in the lining of the lower rectum and anus.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is functional gastrointestinal disorder, where a group digestive symptoms that occur together. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in your abdomen as well as changes in your bowel movements. These abnormal GI behaviors occur without evidence of damage due to a disease.

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Ischemic Colitis

Ischemic Colitis occurs when there is swelling or inflammation of the large intestine due to lack of blood flow.

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Viral Gastroenteritis

Viral Gastroenteritis is a highly contagious and extremely common disease caused by several different viruses. The lining of the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine become inflamed, and it causes millions of cases of diarrhea each year.

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Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding refers to any bleeding that starts in the small intestine, large intestine, bowels, rectum, or anus. Symptoms include black or tarry stool, dark blood mixed with stool, or stool mixed or coated in bright red blood.

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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance is a condition where a patient cannot digest foods containing lactose, which is sugar found in milk and foods made with milk. Lactose Intolerance is also known as dairy product intolerance, lactase deficiency, or milk intolerance.

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Ostomy and Ileostomy Management

Ostomy is a type of surgery that changes the way your body gets rid of waste. The surgery is needed due to an injury or disease in your digestive system. During an Ostomy, a stoma (opening) is created from an area inside the body to the outside. There are different types of ostomies: Ileostomy, where the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the stoma so the colon, rectum, and anus are bypassed; Colostomy, where the colon is attached to the stoma so the rectum and anus are bypassed; and Urostomy, where the tubes that carry urine are attached to the stoma so the bladder is bypassed.

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcer sores on the inner lining of the large intestine. Ulcerative Colitis typically begins gradually and becomes worse over time.

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Ulcerative Proctitis

Ulcerative Proctitis is the inflammation of the rectum lining that can happen suddenly and last a short time, or it may be long lasting. Ulcerative Proctitis needs to be treated to prevent complications like abscesses, severe bleeding, fistulas, rectal strictures, or ulcers.

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