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Understanding Bowel Movements by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm Much to the chagrin and embarrassment of CF patients everywhere, bowel movements are an important part of our lives. In many ways our bowel movements serve as a benchmark that lets us know how things are going, so to speak, with our digestive systems. Cystic fibrosis patients with pancreatic insufficiency should be especially aware of all thi ... Read on »
BOWEL POLYPS by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What are bowel polyps? A polyp is extra tissue that grows inside your body. Colon polyps grow in the large intestine. The large intestine, also called the colon, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Are polyps dangerous? Most polyps are not da ... Read on »
How do you know if you have Hemorrhoids? by Jane Chitty Posted Wed 21 Mar 2012 10:50am There are a number of symptoms that can appear if you have hemorrhoids. One of the more unpleasant hemorrhoid symptoms is itchiness. Sufferers are very tempted to scratch but need to try to resist this as scratching only makes the symptoms of hemorrhoids worse. Other symptoms of hemorrhoids show up as the pain and discomf ... Read on »
EVALUATING YOUR PET'S CONDITION by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 28 Apr 2013 12:00am EOB-1.... OK, now, pay attention!  If you've been reading this blog for long enough, you know that Helpful Buckeye has stressed repeatedly that a pet owner needs to be familiar with the habits and appearance of their dog or cat.  That is one of the most reliable ways to be able to tell when something just isn't right with t ... Read on »
Diagnosing and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Latest Expert Advice by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 15 Aug 2011 6:58am Many people experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms.  Often the symptoms are mild but for many the condition is a long term burden.  Many patients worry that a more serious underlying problem might be the cause.  This concern can often by reduced by a simple professional assessment ... Read on »
Diagnosis/Symptoms by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm Abdominal Pain, Long-Term Ongoing or recurrent abdominal pain, also called chronic pain, may be difficult to diagnose, causing frustration for both you and your doctor. Do your symptoms fit one of the diagnoses described in this chart? Keep reading.... Abdominal Pain, Short-Term Just about everyone has had a "stomachac ... Read on »
Anatomic Problems of the Colon by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm The colon, or large intestine, is part of the digestive system, which is a series of organs from the mouth to the anus. When the shape of the colon or the way it connects to other organs is abnormal, digestive problems result. Some of these anatomic problems can occur during embryonic development of the fetus in the womb and are known as co ... Read on »
From there to here: my UC story at a glance by Martin Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Apr 2010 12:00am I started Number Twos in July 2007, a couple of months after my first major flare-up and hospitalisation. If I had anything as grand as a founding principle it was to try to be as honest as possible. So as a record of my life with ulcerative colitis I think it’s pretty accurate. But recently I became curious about how the doctors have charted my ... Read on »
CONSTIPATION by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm 3 Comments What is constipation? Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. With constipation stools are usually hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to eliminate. Some people who are constipated find it painful to have a bowel movement and often experience straining, bloating, and the sensation of a full ... Read on »
Small Bowel and Colonic Intussusception by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Intussusception is a condition in which one section of the bowel tunnels into an adjoining section, like a collapsible telescope. Intussusception can occur in the colon, the small bowel, or between the small bowel and colon. The result is a blocked small bowel or colon. Intussusception is rare in adults. Causes include benign or ... Read on »