Inflammatory bowel disease is the umbrella term for two conditions that cause chronic inflammation within the digestive system: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Ulcerative colitis is characterized by chronic swelling and sores in the colon that cause bleeding, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Colorectal cancer is a malignant (cancerous) growth that forms in the colon or rectum. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses an endoscope to examine the inside of the large intestine. Learn more about this procedure.
Pediatric Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can stunt growth in children. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Ulcerative colitis causes swelling and sores in the colon, but with proper treatment, however, children can live happy, healthy lives.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that causes abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, affecting the frequency of bathroom visits and the consistency of stool.
Inadequate levels of vitamin D can cause health problems like muscle weakness and brittle bones.
Abdominal pain is a common symptom; emergency medicine doctors use physical exams and other tools to diagnose its cause.
For patients having a colonoscopy, Yale Medicine's anesthesiologists offer both conscious sedation and general anesthesia, tailored to your needs.