Health

Hemorrhoid treatment doesn't always involve surgery

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Cincinnati experts say unexplained pain or rectal bleeding during bowel movements could be an indication of hemorrhoids, sexually transmitted diseases, infection or even certain cancers.

Medical research

Large abdominal wall lipoma causes bowel obstruction

Proteus syndrome is a complex disorder associated with varied, disproportionate, asymmetric overgrowth of many body parts and unregulated adipose tissue. The overgrowth seen in Proteus syndrome is progressive and difficult ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Study links GI symptoms and autism in children

(Medical Xpress)—Five-year-old Veer Patel was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in October 2010. Typical of children "on the spectrum," he manages best with a rigid, unchanging daily routine. Unfortunately, ...

Health

Fiber the best bet to help kids with constipation

(Medical Xpress) -- Chronic constipation, or fewer than three bowel movements a week for two or more weeks, occurs in some 3% of children in Western countries and a new study published in Pediatrics shows that most common ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bedwetting can be due to undiagnosed constipation, research shows

Bedwetting isn't always due to problems with the bladder, according to new research by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Constipation is often the culprit; and if it isn't diagnosed, children and their parents must endure ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers find new treatment for constipation

Constipation is definitely not a glamorous topic. In reality, it affects nearly 30 million Americans and costs more than $1 billion annually to evaluate and treat. While not often life threatening, the pain, bloating, discomfort, ...

Health

Diets high in fiber won't protect against diverticulosis

For more than 40 years, scientists and physicians have thought eating a high-fiber diet lowered a person's risk of diverticulosis, a disease of the large intestine in which pouches develop in the colon wall. A new study of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can acupuncture ease severe constipation?

(HealthDay)—People with severe chronic constipation may get relief from a more modern type of acupuncture, new research suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research finds toilet stool may solve common bowel issues

Most people aren't eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the solution to common bowel issues may be as simple as boosting your feet on ...

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