Clean Your Toilet, Not Your Colon!

Clean Your Toilet Not Your Colon

Not only is an enema useless to cleanse the colon, there are risks to taking an enema including colon perforation. In my fellowship one of my large colon cases was reversing a colostomy bag on a patient whose rectum was perforated during the enema. This injury caused severe infection and a major operation including the […]

Too Young For Colorectal Cancer? Think Again!

Too Young For Colorectal Cancer Think Again

This story wouldn’t be so sad if it were the only case.  Unfortunately it has happened more than once.   Twelve years ago, a 42 year old successful woman came to see me for bleeding.  I treated her hemorrhoids and requested she come back in 6 weeks for a colon evaluation.  She showed up 2 […]