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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins inside the rectum and near the anus, most often caused by chronic constipation or diarrhea, straining when having a bowel movement, sitting too long on the toilet, a low-fiber diet or pregnancy.

Colon polyps

Colon polyps are growths in the colon or rectum. The cause of most colon polyps is not known. A certain type of polyp called an adenomatous polyp...

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that occurs when gastric acid from the stomach flows back up into the food pipe or esophagus. Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD.