Diverticular Disease

What Is It? Diverticular disease is a condition where the large bowel wall develops small pouches. The bowel wall is like a muscular tube with a thin inside lining called the mucosa. The muscle in the wall contracts to squeeze and move the contents along. In diverticular disease, the muscle wall develops small holes, like … Read more

Rectal Bleeding: Should You Be Worried?

Rectal Bleeding… Beware That Which Is Concealed! Passing blood in the stools is a common problem. For some patients, the sight of blood in the toilet bowl is alarming but others simply blame it on piles and brush it off. Rectal bleeding is always significant and requires further investigation and assessment by a specialist. Why? Well, though … Read more