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Preparing for a colonoscopy
https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/preparing-for-a-colonoscopy

Aug 12th, 2019 - If you shudder at the thought of having a colonoscopy to check for hidden colon cancer, chances are it's the "prep" that's stoking your apprehension. It's certainly a major inconvenience: getting ready for the procedure takes much longer — an average of 16 hours, according to one study — than the three hours or so you'll spend at a medical center the day of your colonoscopy. But what's most off...

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people age 50 and older.

Hemochromatosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351448

Jan 8th, 2020 - Diagnosis Hereditary hemochromatosis can be difficult to diagnose. Early symptoms such as stiff joints and fatigue may be due to conditions other than hemochromatosis. Many people with the disease don't have any signs or symptoms other than elevated levels of iron in their blood. Hemochromatosis may be identified because of abnormal blood tests done for other reasons or from screening of family...

Hemochromatosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351443

Jan 8th, 2020 - Overview The liver The liver The liver is your largest internal organ. About the size of a football, it's located mainly in the upper right portion of your abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above your stomach. Hereditary hemochromatosis (he-moe-kroe-muh-TOE-sis) causes your body to absorb too much iron from the food you eat. Excess iron is stored in your organs, especially your liver, heart an...

Hashimoto's disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351860

Jan 6th, 2020 - Diagnosis In general, your doctor may test for Hashimoto's disease if you're feeling increasingly tired or sluggish, have dry skin, constipation, and a hoarse voice, or have had previous thyroid problems or a goiter. Diagnosis of Hashimoto's disease is based on your signs and symptoms and the results of blood tests that measure levels of thyroid hormone and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) pro...

Hypothyroidism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350289

Jan 6th, 2020 - Diagnosis In general, your doctor may test for an underactive thyroid if you are feeling increasingly tired, have dry skin, constipation and weight gain, or have had previous thyroid problems or a goiter. Blood tests Diagnosis of hypothyroidism is based on your symptoms and the results of blood tests that measure the level of TSH and sometimes the level of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. A low l...

C. difficile infection - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/c-difficile/symptoms-causes/syc-20351691

Jan 3rd, 2020 - Overview Clostridium difficile (klos-TRID-e-um dif-uh-SEEL), also known as Clostridioides difficile and often referred to as C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Illness from C. difficile most commonly affects older adults in hospitals or in long-term care facilities and typically occurs after use of...

C. difficile infection - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/c-difficile/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351697

Jan 3rd, 2020 - Diagnosis Doctors often suspect C. difficile in anyone who has diarrhea and who has other risk factors for C. difficile. In such cases, doctors are likely to order one or more of the following tests. Stool tests Toxins produced by C. difficile bacteria can usually be detected in a sample of your stool. Several main types of lab tests exist, and they include: Polymerase chain reaction. This sens...

Short bowel syndrome - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/short-bowel-syndrome/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20355094

Dec 30th, 2019 - Short bowel syndrome care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team At Mayo Clinic, digestive specialists (gastroenterologists) and nutrition specialists work as a multidisciplinary team to care for people with short bowel syndrome. Your team may include other professionals as needed. Advanced diagnosis and treatment Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating ulcerative colitis...

Crohn's disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353304

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Overview Colon and rectum Colon and rectum The colon, also called the large intestine, is a long, tubelike organ in your abdomen. The colon carries waste to be expelled from the body. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Blog Connect with others and follow the latest advances in treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis on Mayo Clinic Connect. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IB...

Ulcerative colitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353331

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will likely diagnose ulcerative colitis after ruling out other possible causes for your signs and symptoms. To help confirm a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, you may have one or more of the following tests and procedures: Blood tests. Your doctor may suggest blood tests to check for anemia — a condition in which there aren't enough red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen...

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20353325

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Inflammatory bowel disease care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Treating IBD involves specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology, colon and rectal surgery, radiology, laboratory medicine and pathology, and rheumatology, as well as skin and wound care and nutrition. Having all this expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team, test results are availa...

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353315

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Overview Digestive system Digestive system Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both forms of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's disease most commonly affects the colon and the last part of the small intestine (ileum). Ulcerative colitis affects the colon. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Blog Connect with others and follow the latest advances in treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative coli...

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353320

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will likely diagnose inflammatory bowel disease only after ruling out other possible causes for your signs and symptoms. To help confirm a diagnosis of IBD, you may have one or more of the following tests and procedures: Blood tests Tests for anemia or infection. Your doctor may suggest blood tests to check for anemia — a condition in which there aren't enough red blood ce...

Ulcerative colitis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20353335

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Ulcerative colitis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Treating ulcerative colitis involves specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology, colon and rectal surgery, radiology, laboratory medicine and pathology, and rheumatology, as well as skin and wound care and nutrition. Having all this expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team, test results are...

Ulcerative colitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353326

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Overview Colon and rectum Colon and rectum The colon, also called the large intestine, is a long, tubelike organ in your abdomen. The colon carries waste to be expelled from the body. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Blog Connect with others and follow the latest advances in treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis on Mayo Clinic Connect. Ulcerative colitis (UL-sur-uh-tiv koe-LIE-tis) is an...

Cryoglobulinemia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cryoglobulinemia/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20371253

Dec 19th, 2019 - Cryoglobulinemia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team A multispecialty team of experts works together to develop a treatment plan based on your needs. Your treatment team may include specialists in blood (hematologists), connective tissue and arthritis (rheumatologists), liver diseases (hepatologists), the nervous system (neurologists), the kidneys (nephrologists), and other areas as ...

Pancreatic cancer - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 12th, 2019 - Pancreatic cancer care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic experts provide comprehensive care for people with pancreatic cancer. Your team may include specialists in surgery, gastroenterology, radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, nutrition and other areas if needed. Doctors from these specialties work together with you to understand your specific needs a...

Pancreatic cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355427

Dec 12th, 2019 - Diagnosis Pancreatic ultrasound Pancreatic ultrasound During an endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas, your doctor inserts a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) down your throat and into your abdomen. An ultrasound device at the end of the tube emits sound waves that generate images of your pancreas and nearby tissues. If your doctor suspects pancreatic cancer, he or she may have you undergo one or...

Pancreatic cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20355421

Dec 12th, 2019 - Overview The pancreas in the digestive system The pancreas in the digestive system The pancreas is a long, flat gland that lies horizontally behind your stomach. It has a role in digestion and in regulating the level of sugar in your blood. Pancreatic cancer Pancreatic cancer Pancreatic cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pan...