Colon Polyps

Colon Polyps

Colon polyps are growths that form on the innermost layer of colon wall. Colon polyps are caused by mutations in cell growth and proliferation. These mutations may be due to genetic or environmental factors. Colon polyps are fairly common especially in adults. About...
Angiodysplasia (AVM)

Angiodysplasia (AVM)

Angiodysplasia is a vascular malformation that leads to superficial and fragile blood vessels in the gastrointestinal tract. It is sometimes called arteriovenous malformation (AVM). It can lead to bleeding and anemia. It is not cancer. It can be treated with...

10 Myths about Bowel Preparation

There is only one way to prepare the bowel for colonoscopy. Not true. There are several bowel cleansing agents in the market. Read Types of Bowel Preparation Agents. There are also different foods you may eat the day prior to your colonoscopy. Read Diet and...

10 Myths about Colorectal Cancer

  Colorectal cancer is not preventable. Not true. Colorectal cancer is preventable. Colorectal cancer can be prevented by knowing your family history, getting screened for colorectal cancer, and changing your lifestyle. Read 3 Ways to Prevent Colorectal Cancer. 2....

10 Myths about Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is painful. Not true. Most patients say the most unpleasant aspect of colonoscopy is the bowel preparation, not the procedure itself. The majority of colonoscopies are performed under sedation. 2. Colonoscopy is embarrassing. Not true. Great efforts...