Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Definition: Chronic inflammation of the bowel that could be due to abnormal immune system response to the enteric flora. There are generally 2 types: Chron’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative colitis (UC). Diagnosis of exclusion, bimodal onset (15-25 and 50-80)....

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Definition: Relapsing abdominal pain with bloating, flatulence and change in bowel habits (alternating diarrhea and constipation) that improves with defecation, seen in middle aged women. This condition is a diagnosis of exclusion Etiology and association Unknown...

Diverticular Disease

Diverticulosis is defined as the outpouching of the mucosa and submucosa through the muscularis propria (false diverticulum since only 2 layers are involved). This is a very common condition in the western world, especially among older patients. However,...