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Aetna Intelihealth InteliHealth Aetna Intelihealth Aetna Intelihealth
 
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Harvard Medical School
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appendicitis, acute
Appendicitis
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a small, fingerlike tube that hangs from the lower right side of the large intestine.

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antibiotic-associated diarrhea
Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
Antibiotics can kill large numbers of the bowel's normal bacteria, altering the delicate balance among the various species.

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constipation and impaction
Constipation and Impaction
In constipation, bowel movements either occur less often than expected or the stool is hard, dry and difficult to pass.

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diverticulosis
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
In diverticulosis, small pouches develop and bulge out through weak spots in the walls of the colon, typically in the part of the colon called the sigmoid colon on the left side of the abdomen.

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flatulence (gas)
Gas (Flatulence)
Flatulence is the passage of intestinal gas (flatus) through the rectum.

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gastrointestinal amebiasis
Gastrointestinal Amebiasis
Gastrointestinal amebiasis is an infection of the large intestine caused by microscopic one-celled parasites commonly known as amoebas.

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irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that causes a variety of symptoms including, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation, bloating, gassiness and cramping.

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polyps
Colon Polyps
Colon polyps are growths of tissue inside the large intestine, also called the colon.

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ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease. It usually begins in the rectum, then worsens to involve some or all of the large intestine.

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diverticulitis
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
In diverticulosis, small pouches develop and bulge out through weak spots in the walls of the colon, typically in the part of the colon called the sigmoid colon on the left side of the abdomen.

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impaction, stool
Constipation and Impaction
In constipation, bowel movements either occur less often than expected or the stool is hard, dry and difficult to pass.

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colonoscopy
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy is an examination of your colon, including higher areas that are beyond the reach of sigmoidoscopy.

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sigmoidoscopy
Sigmoidoscopy
Sigmoidoscopy is an examination of the bottom one-third of your large intestine, including your rectum and the bottom part of your colon.

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colorectal cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the colon and/or rectum.


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