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Colorectal problems are problems associated with the colon and the rectum which make up your bowel. The bowel helps to process and discard the food you eat. Colorectal problems affect the colon or rectum. Some colon problems or diseases are colon cancer, colitis, Crohn’s disease, polyps, and irritable bowel syndrome.

What are Colorectal Problems?

Colorectal problems are problems of the colon or the rectum. Colorectal diseases affect the function of the colon. It can affect your bowel habits, cause diarrhoea or constipation, and rectal bleeding. Some colorectal problems can be chronic and need medical care.

What Are the Symptoms of Colorectal Problems?

  • You may experience abdominal pain because a large polyp can obstruct the bowel and lead to constipation and pain.
  • You may experience diarrhea or constipation for more than one week
  • You may notice blood in your stool.
  • You may notice blood on the toilet paper or your underwear after a bowel movement.

What Are the Causes of Colorectal Problems?

  • Obesity: Overweight people will encourage the growth of extra cells in the rectum or colon
  • Alcohol consumption and smoking:Drinking alcohol and smoking can increase the chance of colon cancer and colon polyps
  • Hereditary conditions: If you have a family history of colorectal problems, you are at a greater risk to suffer from colorectal problems.
  • Age: People over the age of 50 have a high chance of suffering from colon polyps.
  • Sedentary lifestyle: Inactive lifestyle can also contribute to colorectal problems because it slows the process of digestion. This increases the risk of colorectal problems.
  • Ethnicity: Reports say that African Americans are at a higher risk of colorectal problems.

When to See a Doctor at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur?

If you notice blood in your stool, excessive abdominal pain or chronic diarrhea, or constipation, you need immediate medical attention.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Kanpur

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How are Colorectal Problems Diagnosed at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur?

  • Colonoscopy: In this procedure, a long flexible tube with a small video camera is inserted through your rectum. The doctor will remove the polyps and test for cancer.
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy: In this procedure, your doctor will look at the first part of your colon.
  • Virtual colonoscopy: In this procedure, your doctor will use x-rays and computer images to get a picture of your colon. Your doctor will remove the abnormal tissues from your colon.
  • Barium enema: In this procedure, the colon is coated with a contrast dye to see the abnormalities of cells better on the x-ray.

How Can We Treat Colorectal Problems?

  • Medications: Your doctor may prescribe medicines to improve your bowel movements and reduce the inflammation of the colon and rectum.
  • Surgery: Surgery may be recommended by your doctor in case colorectal problems have become chronic. Your doctor will remove the polyps from the colon and the rectum.
  • Lifestyle change: Your doctor may also recommend you to maintain an active lifestyle and a high fiber diet to improve your bowel movements.

How Can We Prevent Colorectal Problems?

  • Calcium and Folate: Eating these minerals will reduce the number of polyps in your colon. Milk, cheese, and broccoli are rich in calcium. Kidney beans, chickpeas, and spinach are rich in folate.
  • High fiber diet: High fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains pass easily through the colon.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking: Alcohol consumption and smoking increase the risk of colorectal problems.
  • Active lifestyle: Exercise regularly to help the food move faster through your colon.
  • Avoid saturated fats: To reduce the chance of colorectal problems, limit the number of saturated fats.
  • Burn the extra fat: Overweight people have extra cells in the colon. It is important to lose weight to reduce the risk of colorectal problems.


Colorectal problems affect your bowel movement. It can also affect the quality of your life. Some common colon problems are constipation, polyps, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and irritable bowel syndrome.

They are caused due to many reasons like obesity, sedentary lifestyle, hereditary conditions, low-fiber diet, or alcohol consumption. It is important to seek help from your doctor if you experiencing severe abdominal pain and difficulty during bowel movements.

1. Are colorectal problems curable?

Yes, colorectal problems can be treated with medications, surgery, and therapies.

2. Can colorectal problems be dangerous?

If you do not take the right treatment and care, colorectal problems can be chronic and dangerous.

3. Are colorectal problems common?

Colorectal problems are common diseases that affect your colon and rectum.


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