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Will I be given anesthesia for a colonoscopy?

The doctor has advised me to undergo a colonoscopy for my recently diagnosed IBD. Will I be given anesthesia during the procedure?

Bleeding after a colonoscopy

Yesterday I had a colonoscopy that removed two small polyps. Last night I was able to pass bowel movement with no blood. Though after walking around the shops today I had a cramping...

Can colon cancer be cured with a surgery?

My friend has been diagnosed with colon cancer. The doctor has started his treatment for it, however, I would like to know if it can be cured with colon surgery?

What is a colectomy?

When discussing treatment for my mother, I overheard the doctors mention a surgery called a colectomy. They haven't brought it up to us yet directly. What is a colectomy? What...

I am a 27 year old man and am about 53 lbs overweight. I have noticed some blood in my stools. Could it be polyps or cancer?

I am 27 years old and my diet and lifestyle is extremely unhealthy. I have recently noticed blood in my stools. Could this be a sign of polyps, or cancer? I'm unsure of what...

Does IBS require surgery?

My father in law has been detected with IBS and his bowel movements are extremely erratic-- they tire him out completely. Is a surgery recommended for him?

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