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Polyps: Petrifying or Petty Problems?

May 12th, 2017|

Polyps?!  What does it mean if your doctor finds polyps in your colon?  Sometimes, during a routine colonoscopy,  doctors and staff at DDC of Orlando discover colon polyps on the lining of the large intestine.  This results in some patients becoming unduly alarmed when we inform them.   These are small growths or tiny tumors lodged [...]

Diverticulum Diary: Harmless Pouch or Pocket Full of Trouble?

May 1st, 2017|

No one really knows exactly what causes a Diverticulum to form.  We do know a Diverticulum is generally defined as a pouch that forms on the large intestine adults.  If you have more than one of these pouches, you have Diverticula.  Thus, Diverticula refers to plural or several Diverticulum.  We blogged about them in our most recent article. [...]

Diverticulitis and Dinosaurs: Myths, Truths and Treatments!

April 24th, 2017|

Have you ever met a dinosaur named "Diverticulitis?"  Six year old Ashton came into the DCC Office.  He proudly introduced his new toy plastic dinosaur to one of our nurses as “Diverticulitis.”  He carefully pronounced every syllable. Brave dinosaur beat Diverticulitis! No one knows where he first heard the name of his this favorite [...]

Intestinal Blockage: The Types and the Treatments

April 9th, 2017|

In our most recent blog, The Digestive Disease Consultants told the story of the signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction.  This is also called "intestinal" obstruction.  In this article we will define some different aspects, treatments and types of intestinal obstructions . A Normal barium enema makes a pretty picture without intestinal obstruction. [...]