Wonder how long you should (or shouldn’t be) spending in the bathroom? Find answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Colorectal surgeon Michael Valente, DO, fields this one.
One of the newest treatments for fecal incontinence? A small ring of titanium beads that mimics the anal sphincter. It’s a promising option for some patients with bowel incontinence.
Observing simple rules such as drinking enough water, including more fiber in your diet and exercising can help you maintain your regularity. Some other aids, like Squatty Potty can also help.
By Bret Lashner, MD Just the thought of a fecal transplant – of transplanting fecal matter from one person into another – may make a lot of people think, “ick.” It’s an uncomfortable idea. But consider that a fecal microbiota transplant can help people with stubborn, unhealthy gut flora. These are people struggling with recurring … Read More
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As a new parent, you expect to change hundreds – if not thousands – of poopy diapers. Yet the broad range of colors and textures you’ll encounter are at times concerning or downright shocking. Here, we demystify what hues are healthy and which warrant a call to your pediatrician.