In-depth

Chronic constipation

Chronic constipation can cause bloating and abdominal discomfort.

Clear liquid diet

Colon polyps

Crohn's disease

Hemorrhoids

Though uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing, hemorrhoids — and the accompanying itching and bleeding — are common. Effective treatments are available and mostly involve lifestyle and home remedies.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Irritable bowel syndrome

Proctitis

Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome

Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, a rare condition, may be caused by chronic constipation. Dietary changes may help mild cases.

Ulcerative colitis

July 15, 2014