URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/colonicdiseases.html

Colonic Diseases

Also called: Large intestine diseases 

Summary

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Start Here

Diagnosis/Symptoms

Treatment

Prevention/Screening

Alternative Therapy

Specific Conditions

Related Issues

Anatomy/Physiology

Clinical Trials

Genetics

Dictionaries/Glossaries

Directories

Children

Patient Handouts