In-depth

C. difficile

C. difficile can be a life-threatening infection. It typically develops when antibiotics destroy other bacteria in your intestines, allowing C. difficile to flourish.

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