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      • Infectious colitis
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      • What does rectal bleeding (blood in stool) mean?
      • What are the causes of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
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      • Colon cancer and polyps
      • Polypectomy
      • Angiodysplasias
      • Colitis and proctitis
      • Meckel's diverticulum
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      • How is the cause and site of rectal bleeding determined?
      • History and physical examination
      • Anoscopy
      • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
      • Colonoscopy
      • Radionuclide scans
      • Visceral angiogram
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      • MRI and CT tomographic angiography
      • Nasogastric tube aspiration
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      • What causes abdominal pain?
      • How is the cause of abdominal pain diagnosed?
      • Characteristics, symptoms, and signs of the abdominal pain
      • Associated signs and symptoms of abdominal pain
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      • Exams and tests
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      Crohn's Disease Article
      • Crohn's disease facts
      • What is Crohn's disease?
      • What causes Crohn's disease?
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      • What are the complications of Crohn's disease?
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      • Anti-inflammatory medications
      • 5-ASA (mesalamine) oral medications
      • 5-ASA rectal medications (Rowasa, Canasa)
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      • Budesonide (Entocort EC)
      • Antibiotics
      • Immuno-modulator medications
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      • Infliximab (Remicade)
      • Adalimumab (Humira)
      • Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia)
      • Natalizumab (Tysabri)
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      • Surgery in Crohn's disease
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      Diarrhea Article
      • Diarrhea facts
      • What is diarrhea?
      • How is diarrhea defined?
      • Why does diarrhea develop?
      • What symptoms are associated with diarrhea?
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      • What are the complications of diarrhea?
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      • What tests are useful in the evaluation of diarrhea?
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      • What color is normal stool?
      • What causes normal stool color?
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