How to get a clean colon like Jimmy Kimmel

  Recently, Jimmy Kimmel turned 50. To celebrate this milestone, he had a colonoscopy. He had a clean colon. Average risk  persons should be screened for colorectal cancer starting at the age of 50. There are several ways to screen for colorectal cancer but...

Do I have diverticulitis of the colon?

Diverticulitis is inflammation of the sac-like opening or pocket in the wall of the colon called diverticulum. Only patients with diverticulosis can have diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticula. Inflammation is characterized by swelling, redness,...

What food can I eat before colonoscopy

Just because you’re scheduled for colonoscopy, does not mean you have to starve. You can eat before your colonoscopy.      The kind of food you eat depends on your health problems, previous cleanliness levels during colonoscopy and your doctor’s...

How to Handle Belly Pain after Colonoscopy

Belly pain after colonoscopy is uncommon. When it happens, it can be due to many reasons. What causes belly pain during colonoscopy Less experienced physician. Type of sedation used. Patients feel less pain when propofol is used compared to IV sedation with fentanyl...