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Colon Diseases

Different Colon Diseases

The colon, or large bowel, connects the small intestine to the rectum. The primary functions of the colon are absorption of water and salt and transport of fecal material to the rectum. Infection, inflammation and structural and functional abnormalities can cause different colon diseases. Physical examination and diagnostic testing help in determining the cause of colon-related symptoms, facilitating appropriate treatment.
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Contagious Diseases of the Colon

Contagious disease of the colon typically causes diarrhea and abdominal cramping. Most of these diseases resolve on their own and ...
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Causes of Fresh Blood in Stool

Fresh blood in your stool can understandably set your mind racing with worry. You might see a small amount of blood on the toilet ...
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Causes of Light or Pale Feces & Fatigue

Feces color is one indicator of the health of your digestive system. Normal stool is typically brown -- a result of old blood cell...
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Diseases of the Ascending Colon

Numerous diseases are associated with the ascending colon. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Ins...
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Signs & Symptoms of Inflamed Colon

An inflamed colon, or colitis, may arise from a variety of causes, including infections, antibiotics or reduced blood flow to the ...
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What Are the Treatments for an Inflamed Colon?

Inflammation is the body's nonspecific response to a wide variety of abnormalities. The inflammatory response includes increa...
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Colon Disease Symptoms

The colon, also called the large intestine, is a five-foot long tube that connects to the small intestine at one end and the rectu...
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