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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
https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/MarchToolkit.aspx

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.

Hiatal hernia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiatal-hernia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20373385

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Diagnosis Endoscopy Endoscopy Endoscopy An endoscopy procedure involves inserting a long, flexible tube (endoscope) down your throat and into your esophagus. A tiny camera on the end of the endoscope lets your doctor examine your esophagus, stomach and the beginning of your small intestine (duodenum). A hiatal hernia is often discovered during a test or procedure to determine the cause of heart...

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/zollinger-ellison-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20379046

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will base a diagnosis on the following: Medical history. Your doctor will ask about your signs and symptoms and review your medical history. Blood tests. A sample of your blood is analyzed to see whether you have elevated gastrin levels. While elevated gastrin may indicate tumors in your pancreas or duodenum, it also can be caused by other conditions. For example, gastrin ...

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gerd/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20362042

Oct 22nd, 2019 - GERD care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic's GERD care team includes doctors trained in digestive diseases (gastroenterologists) and chest (thoracic) surgeons who work together to provide exactly the care you need. Having all of this subspecialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — care is discussed among the team,...

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gerd/symptoms-causes/syc-20361940

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Overview How heartburn and GERD occur How heartburn and GERD occur Acid reflux occurs when the sphincter muscle at the lower end of your esophagus relaxes at the wrong time, allowing stomach acid to back up into your esophagus. This can cause heartburn and other signs and symptoms. Frequent or constant reflux can lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Gastroesophageal reflux disease (G...

Microscopic colitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/microscopic-colitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351483

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Diagnosis A complete medical history and physical examination can help determine whether other conditions, such as celiac disease, may be contributing to your diarrhea. Your doctor will also ask about any medications you are taking — particularly aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen sodium (Aleve), proton pump inhibitors, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) — ...

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/zollinger-ellison-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20379042

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Overview Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is a rare condition in which one or more tumors form in your pancreas or the upper part of your small intestine (duodenum). These tumors, called gastrinomas, secrete large amounts of the hormone gastrin, which causes your stomach to produce too much acid. The excess acid then leads to peptic ulcers, as well as to diarrhea and other symptoms. Zollinger-Ellison...

Esophagitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/esophagitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20361224

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Overview Esophagitis (uh-sof-uh-JIE-tis) is inflammation that may damage tissues of the esophagus, the muscular tube that delivers food from your mouth to your stomach. Esophagitis can cause painful, difficult swallowing and chest pain. Causes of esophagitis include stomach acids backing up into the esophagus, infection, oral medications and allergies. Treatment for esophagitis depends on the u...

Esophagitis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/esophagitis/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20361414

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Esophagitis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors from a number of specialties diagnose and treat esophagitis. Doctors trained in digestive diseases, allergies, and heart surgery work together as a team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care for people who have esophagitis. Virtually every test and treatment for esophagitis is available in one convenient locatio...

Hiatal hernia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiatal-hernia/symptoms-causes/syc-20373379

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Overview Hiatal hernia Hiatal hernia A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach bulges through your diaphragm into your chest cavity. A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach bulges through the large muscle separating your abdomen and chest (diaphragm). Your diaphragm has a small opening (hiatus) through which your food tube (esophagus) passes before connecting...

Microscopic colitis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/microscopic-colitis/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20351486

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Microscopic colitis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team. Depending on your needs, a wide array of specialists is available for you at Mayo Clinic. Experts in digestive diseases (gastroenterology), surgery, pathology, radiology and nutrition care work together to provide the care you need for microscopic colitis. Mayo's collaborative approach means that all of our specialists work wit...

Colon polyps - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352881

Oct 18th, 2019 - Diagnosis Screening tests play a key role in detecting polyps before they become cancerous. These tests can also help find colorectal cancer in its early stages, when you have a good chance of recovery. Screening methods include: Colonoscopy, the most sensitive test for colorectal polyps and cancer. If polyps are found, your doctor may remove them immediately or take tissue samples (biopsies) f...

Colon polyps - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/symptoms-causes/syc-20352875

Oct 18th, 2019 - Overview A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. Most colon polyps are harmless. But over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer, which is often fatal when found in its later stages. There are two main categories of polyps, non-neoplastic and neoplastic. Non-neoplastic polyps include hyperplastic polyps, inflammatory polyps and hamartomatous...

Blind loop syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blind-loop-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20370168

Oct 14th, 2019 - Overview Blind loop syndrome occurs when part of the small intestine forms a loop that food bypasses during digestion. The presence of this "blind loop" means food may not move normally through the digestive tract. Slowly moving food and waste products become a breeding ground for bacteria. The result — bacterial overgrowth — often causes diarrhea and may cause weight loss and malnutrition. Som...

Blind loop syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blind-loop-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20370172

Oct 14th, 2019 - Diagnosis The first step in diagnosing blind loop syndrome is usually an imaging test, such as: Abdominal X-ray Abdominal CT scan You may have additional tests to check for bacterial overgrowth in your small intestine, poor fat absorption, or other problems that may be causing or contributing to your symptoms: Barium X-ray of the small intestine. This test uses a contrast solution (barium) to c...

Salmonella infection - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/salmonella/symptoms-causes/syc-20355329

Oct 10th, 2019 - Overview Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces. Humans become infected most frequently through contaminated water or food. Typically, people with salmonella infection have no symptoms. Others develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps wit...

Rectal cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20352884

Oct 8th, 2019 - Overview Rectal cancer Rectal cancer The rectum is the last several inches of the large intestine. Rectal cancer starts in the lining of the rectum (rectal mucosa). The rectum is the last several inches of the large intestine. It starts at the end of the final segment of your colon and ends when it reaches the short, narrow passage leading to the anus. Cancer inside the rectum (rectal cancer) a...

Colon cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20353669

Oct 7th, 2019 - Overview Colon cancer Colon cancer Colon cancer can occur in any part of the colon. An examination of your entire colon using a long, flexible tube equipped with a camera (colonoscopy) is one way to detect colon cancer and polyps. Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine (colon). The colon is the final part of the digestive tract. Colon cancer typically affects older ...

Colon cancer - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20353678

Oct 7th, 2019 - Colon cancer care at Mayo Clinic For decades, Mayo Clinic has been a world leader in providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for people with cancers of the colon and rectum. Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors work in multidisciplinary teams of specialists to provide comprehensive care for people with colon cancer. Your care team might include: Gastroenterologists Colon and re...