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 ColitisA chronic, recurrent inflammation that affects the lining of the large intestine. 

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