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...

Colonoscopy Secrets You Need to Know

You love your morning coffee but you’re scheduled for colonoscopy. Go ahead! Have your coffee. There are many false information regarding colonoscopy. These are the top 10 secrets of colonoscopy you need to know before your colonoscopy.   Colonoscopy secret #1:...

How to Relieve Chronic Constipation

Constipation mean different things to different people. Hard stools, infrequent stools, excessive straining, sensation of incomplete evacuation, and use of digital maneuvers are examples of what people describe when they talk about constipation. Constipation can be...