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Colon Health: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about colon health.

What is Colon Health?

What are the signs and symptoms that your colon is not healthy? If you experience rectal bleeding, blood in your stools, a persistent change in your bowel movements which could be diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency or your stools. If you experience persistent abdominal discomfort such as e cramps, gas or pain, you should consult a doctor.


There are many common health issues that affect the colon and rectum. These can include irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, abscess, colitis, polyps and colon cancer.

Colon Facts – How is the Colon Designed and What is its Function?

The colon is a part of the digestive tract in the body. It is also referred to as the large intestine or the large bowel. The function of the colon is to takes out water. Bacteria in the colon helps break down food to prepare it to leave the body. A healthy colon’s function is to do a clean up job for the body.

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