Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticula. A diverticulum is a pouch-like indentation on the wall of colon. Diverticulosis affects both men and women. It is more common in developed countries. The risk of colon diverticulosis increases with age. Diverticulosis is...

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. It is different from ulcerative colitis, another form of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus whereas ulcerative colitis only...

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is cancer that affects the colon or rectum. It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in United States. Colorectal cancer is caused by mutations in cell growth and proliferation. These mutations may be due to genetic or environmental factors....
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...