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Constipation can often be remedied by eating a healthy diet that includes 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily, according to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. In some cases, prescriptions medications, such as lax... More »

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The best way to cure constipation without a laxative is to add more fiber to the diet and also exercise more, according to Mayo Clinic. Individuals should use the bathroom when the urge arises rather than attempting to d... More »

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Using antacids provides quick relief for heartburn, but these medications cannot treat damage to the esophagus caused by stomach acid, according to Mayo Clinic. H-2-receptor antagonists may provide longer relief, but the... More »

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According to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), a sentinel pile is an external lump that develops around the rectum as a result of anal fissures. In some cases, they heal on their own and do not r... More »

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The majority of sigmoid colon polyps are benign, but since there is a link between polyps and cancer, it is recommended that polyps be removed, according to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). Polyps... More »

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A rectocele surgery is done to repair a bulge or other defect in the rear wall of the vagina and front wall of the rectum, according to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. The condition can be caused by fact... More »

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