Many people are affected by conditions or diseases of the small intestine as well as the large intestine, or colon. Some conditions are acute, meaning they come on suddenly and typically last only a short time. Others are chronic, or long-lasting, sometimes lifelong.
In this section, you can find information about some of the more common intestinal and colorectal conditions, including colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome, and others.
We also discuss colorectal cancer, including its risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.