A colonoscopy helps detect abnormalities such as bleeding sites, polyps, inflammations or tumors. Biopsies may be taken to determine the presence of Colitis/Crohn's disease, to detect cancer or remove polyps.
You should consult your doctor if you notice changes in bowel habit in order to rule out any underlying diseases or disorders.
Don't eat large portions at one time; elevate your head while sleeping; don't eat for 2-3 hours before bed; avoid coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, alcohol, chocolate, peppermint and fatty food. It is best to consult your physician to advise necessary medication and evaluation.
Presentation varies with different patients, and other more serious indicators have to be demonstrated first. Different diet, meds and other supportive measures may help patients with IBS.
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