Digestive health

Anal and rectal disorders

Rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse describes a condition in which all or part of the rectum protrudes outside the anus.

Rectal cancer

Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), which is the lower part of the digestive system. Rectal cancer occurs on the last eight to 10 inches of the colon.

Your anus

Often regarded as taboo, erotic, and many times, used as an offensive term, the primary purpose of the anus is for defecation, better known as pooing.

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestine.

Proctitis

Proctitis is inflammation of the lining of the rectum, called the rectal mucosa

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Dr Naayil Rajabally obtained his medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2000. He completed his Gastroenterology training in 2011 and subsequently completed his MPhil degree in Gastroenterology at the University of Cape Town. Dr. Rajabally has expertise and special interest in complex Chrohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

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