Below are diseases & conditions associated with the large intestine. Your physician may recommend a procedure to diagnose or treat your condition.
Colorectal Cancer: Cancer that rises from the lining of the large intestine.
Constipation: Bowel movements that occur less then three times a week. Stools are hard, dry and move in small amounts.
Diarrhea: Frequent watery, loose stools.
Gardner’s Syndrome: Multiple polyps that appear along the colon or other parts of the GI tract.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the umbrella that covers Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Motility disorder of the large and small intestine, without evidence of anatomical abnormality or organic illness.
Ischemic Colitis: An acute vascular insufficiency of the colon.
Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A disease of focal or diffuse ulceration of the GI tract that usually occurs in the distal small bowel and/or colon.
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome: Characterized by mucocutaneous pigmentation on the face, hands and feet and in the perianal and genital areas.
Polyp: A growth that protrudes into the lumen of the bowel. There are two types of polyps: hyperplastic and adenomas.
Pseudomebranous Colitis: An acute inflammation of the bowel, resulting from antibiotic therapy.
Radiation Enteritis: Alterations in epithelial cell function.
Ulcerative Colitis: A chronic, recurrent inflammation that affects the lining of the large intestine.