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chronic inflammation usually affecting the ileum, although it can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract.
gastroesophageal reflux disease
the abnormal backward flow of the gastrointestinal contents into the esophagus
irritable bowel syndrome
periodic disturbances of bowel function, such as diarrhea and constipation usually associated with abdominal pain
removal of the colon and rectum through both abdominal and perineal approaches. Performed to treat colorectal cancer
series of x-rays images taken of the large intestine after a barium enema has been administered
a procedure using an endoscope fitted with an ultrasound probe that provides images fo layers of the intestinal wall.
fecal occult blood test
a test to detect occult blood in feces. It is used to screen for colon cancer or polyps
disorder that involves inflammaton of the intestine associated with diarrhea and abdominal pain
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