Living With Ulcerative Colitis: Explore the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Ulcerative colitis is a disease involving the colon and rectum. Find out more about this chronic issue and how it could affect your health.Read
What Is the Difference Between Acid Reflux and GERD?
GERD and acid reflux may seem to be the same conditions, but there is a distinct difference between the two. Learn more from our Washington GI team.Read
What Is FibroScan® Used for and How Does It Help?
FibroScan is an innovative ultrasound examination used to detect liver scarring and stiffness and to help track conditions affecting the liver.Read
What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Who Is at Risk?
IBS can cause diarrhea, bloating, stomach discomfort, and other GI issues. Learn more about this condition from our Washington Gastroenterology team.Read
Facts You Should Know About Celiac Disease
Celiac disease can affect your gastrointestinal (GI) tract in several ways. Read more about the condition and how to help safeguard your GI health.Read
Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
IBD can cause gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and more. Does this diagnosis mean living uncomfortably forever?Read
45 Is the New 50: Explore Changes in Colonoscopy Recommendations
In years past, 50 was the magic number for getting a colonoscopy. The CDC and GI physicians now advise having colon cancer exams as soon as age 45.Read
Who Should Be Screened for Colorectal Cancer?
Having routine colon cancer exams can help safeguard your colorectal health and may even prevent the disease before it develops or progresses.Read
Cologuard vs Colonoscopy
Have you seen the Cologuard commercials on TV?Read
Why Screen, Part 2.
When we asked our patients why they come to Washington Gastroenterology to have their colon cancer screening procedure, we got a variety of responses.Read
Back in March, we asked our patients to tell us why they came to us for their screening colonoscopy.Read
In Summary: Colon Cancer Screening
The colonoscopy procedure is the gold standard when it comes to colon cancer screening.Read
Why People Don’t Get Screening Colonoscopies (We have heard them all.)
There are a few misconceptions about colonoscopy that we would like to take a moment to address and clear upRead
About At-Home Tests
A really critical thing to know about at-home tests, when compared to colonoscopy, is that at-home tests cannot prevent colon cancer.Read
Screening colonoscopy is the most effective procedure for detecting - and preventing - colon cancer.Read
Cancer Prevention Tests vs. Cancer Detection Tests
Recently, there has been a lot of information in the media about at-home colon cancer detection tests.Read
Why Get Screened for Colon Cancer?
It is probably safe to say that colorectal cancer screening isn't on the regular rotation of discussion topics for most people, we know that.Read
Get in the Know about Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a viral disease that affects the liver, causing inflammation and swelling.Read