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Barium enema

Barium enema — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this exam to detect colon disease.

Video: Barium enema

See what to expect during an X-ray examination of your colon.


Intussusception — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of this rare but serious intestinal disorder.

Intestinal obstruction

Intestinal obstruction — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this serious disorder.


This quick and simple imaging test can spot problems in areas such as your bones, teeth and chest. Learn more about this diagnostic test.

Constipation in children

Learn what could cause constipation in your child, what you can do to prevent it and treatments that will get the bowel moving again.


Colonoscopy is one option for colon cancer screening. Find out what to expect during this procedure to examine the inside of your colon.

Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome

This rare condition is often linked to chronic constipation, along with one or more open sores in the rectum.


Chronically constipated? Find out what could be the cause and learn how to prevent and treat infrequent bowel movements.

Fecal impaction

Hardened stool that's stuck in the rectum or lower colon due to chronic constipation.

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