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Does a Colonoscopy Hurt?

Getting ready for your first colonoscopy? Wondering what to expect? Rest assured that this routine procedure is generally associated with minimal-to-no pain or discomfort and requires nothing more than rest and relaxation in the short recovery period. Understanding colonoscopy Colonoscopy is a minimally invasive method performed by a medical specialist for examining and sometimes treating the…

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Diverticulitis Diet

Small, bulging pockets called diverticula can develop in your digestive system’s lining, particularly in the lower portion of your large intestine or colon. When these pouches become infected or inflamed, it creates a condition called diverticulitis. Symptoms of Diverticulitis Diverticulitis can be present without any symptoms. However, for those who do experience signs of this condition,…