The best way to prep for a colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that utilizes a flexible tube with light and camera at the end to look at the inner lining of a person’s large intestine (colon). It can be used to diagnose and treat diseases of the colon. What is the best way to prepare for colonoscopy? 1....

My Colonoscopy is Tomorrow. What Should I Expect?

Colonoscopy is a procedure that utilizes a flexible tube with light and camera at the end (endoscope or colonoscope) to look at the inner lining of a person’s large intestine (colon) through a video monitor. Colonoscopy may be recommended for the following reasons:...

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. It is different from Crohn’s disease, another form of inflammatory bowel disease. Ulcerative colitis only affects the colon whereas Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the...

Melanosis coli

Melanosis coli is dark pigmentation of the inner wall of the colon. It is also known as pseudomelanosis coli because the pigmentation is not due to melatonin. It is usually identified during colonoscopy. It is usually caused by prolonged use of laxatives like Senna....

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the rectum. Hemorrhoids are classified as internal, external or mixed. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include itching, anal pain, anal pressure, and rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids can be conservatively treated by avoiding constipation, sitz...