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Large and small intestine diseases

Large and small intestine are segments that extend from the bottom of the stomach to the anus. There are many disorders that can affect the duodenum, jejunum and ileum segments of the small intestine and the cecum, colon, rectum and the anal canal segments of the large intestines. The symptom of the disease affecting the large and small intestine ranges from a bloated to severe pain abdominal pain and presence of blood in the stools.
Disease or conditions that can affect the small intestine include:

  • Intestinal bleeding due to infection, injury or trauma
  • Celiac disease: a condition that triggers the immune system to react to glutens (Intolorence to gluten)
  • Crohn's disease: inflammatory bowel disease
  • Infections
  • Intestinal cancer: growth of cancer cells forms lumps or cluster of cells and spreading to other parts of the intestine
  • Intestinal obstruction: a blockage that prevents the smooth flow of liquids and food along the intestinal tract
  • Intestinal tuberculosis: Ingestion of the tuberculous germ causing Intestinal tuberculosis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: Inflammation of the digestive tract
  • Ulcers: Open sores in the intestincal tract

Disease or conditions that can affect the large intestine include:

  • Colorectal cancer: presence of tumor in the colon or rectum
  • Colonic polyps: over production or growth of tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
  • Ulcerative colitis: ulcers developed in the colon and rectum
  • Diverticulitis: inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: A condition causing uncomfortable abdominal cramping and other symptoms
  • Hemorrhoids: Swelling of veins in the anal area

Treatment for intestinal diseases depends on the cause of the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and non invasive or minimal invasive surgery.

At Kims hospital our department of Gastroenterology provides inclusive diagnosis and treatment methods of all intestinal diseases from the mouth to the anus. We have an outstanding group of renowned doctors, surgeons and specialists who are committed to brilliance in patient care and treatment. We provide innovative, cutting-edge treatment methods for different types of cancers of the gastrointestinal system.

We have a state of the art endoscopy lab to perform both routine and advanced procedures with some of the best technicians and optical engineers. To know more about large and small intestine diseases and the diagnosing and treatments options, book an appointment now.