How much you know about this? Many people have difficulty in moving the bowels. Many don’t want to talk about it. But there is nothing to be ashamed off about.
Many suffer from colon and rectal diseases and these are the common conditions people go through in their life stages at various times.
Constipation and anorectal diseases are among those annoying diseases with high prevalence but with inappropriate consideration in health systems globally.
Anatomically the large bowel consists of the colon (5 feet long) and the rectum (8 inches long). Many times, the rectum is referred to as the opening where stool emerges, but that is actually the anus. The rectum is 4 inches long and just upstream from the anus. Just upstream from the large bowel is the small bowel.
Colon and rectal diseases comprise a broad range of conditions and ailments, the severity of which can vary from mildly irritating to life threatening.
Early screening and treatment of colon and rectal diseases can significantly improve treatment outcomes and survival rates, yet many patients delay or don’t seek treatment because of lack of knowledge about their disease and its symptoms or the benefits of early treatment, or are too embarrassed to seek help.
Because the symptoms of different colon and rectal disease can closely resemble those of other such diseases, there is the potential for misdiagnosis and mistreatment.
This is a crucial reason why these diseases should be treated by colon and rectal surgeons, experts in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of colon and rectal problems.
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