My colonoscopy bill: The true cost of colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is a life-saving procedure but it comes with a bill. There are so many factors that influence the cost of colonoscopy. The cost of colonoscopy varies from region to region, facility to facility and provider to provider. Components of a colonoscopy bill...

Why do I have blood in my stool?

Blood in stool can be a sign of a life threatening disease like cancer or a vexing but benign condition like hemorrhoid. Blood in the stool can be visible or invisible. When it is visible, it can be black and tarry (melena), burgundy (maroon) or bright red. When it is...

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...