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Stool Color – Bowel Movement Color – What Does it Mean?

Stool can vary in shape, size, color, and texture. Green, red, maroon, pale or yellow stool may raise alarm. Examining stool after a bowel movement can you tell you a lot about your digestive system, from what you have recently eaten to the presence of blood in your stool. Be sure to pay attention to […]

Baby Bowel Surgery – Hirschsprung’s Disease

This video chronicles an infant’s journey suffering from Hirchsprung’s disease. The video discusses baby bowel surgery.

Green Stool – Green Bowel Movements – What Does it Mean?

Stool comes in a variety of colors. All shades of brown and green are considered normal and rarely indicate possible serious condition. Stool color is typically caused by the foods you digest and the amount of bile in your stool. Green stool can also be caused by iron supplements. Bile is a brilliant yellow-greenish liquid […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Yogurt – Probiotics for Better Digestion

Adding certain kinds of yogurt to your diet may help ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to research. Yogurt cultures containing the bacteria lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, such as found in the yogurt Activia show the most promise. These beneficial, or “good,” bacteria (probiotics) are normally found in your large intestine. Some research has […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS – What is it?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a problem that affects the large intestine. It can cause abdominal cramping, bloating and a change in bowel habits. Some people with the disorder have constipation, others have diarrhea. Some go back and forth between constipation and diarrhea. Although IBS can cause a great deal of discomfort, it does not […]