What is IBS?


IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a common disorder that can affect both the stomach and the intestines. Because IBS can affect people of all ages, it is estimated that between 25 to 45 million people in the United States struggle with it. That comes out to about 10-15% of the entire population! Since IBS is a fairly common disorder, I wanted to share about its most common symptoms, who is most likely to get it, and what are the top things that trigger it. What are the most common symptoms of IBS? A disorder that affects both the stomach [...]

What is IBS?2023-01-03T14:57:45-05:00

Rising Colon Cancer Rates in Younger People


50,000 people will die from colorectal cancer in 2020. 11% of those patients will be under the age of 50. One of the biggest reasons rates are rising? Symptoms are being ignored. Actor Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer at just 39 years old, which unfortunately led to his death 4 years later. In this video from Dr. O'Connor's conversation on with Nurse Alice Benjamin and Dr. Scott Metcalfe from Bravo's Married to Medicine, she discusses the recent spike in younger colorectal cancer patients and possible symptoms to look out for.   Transcription Dr. Lynn O'Connor: [...]

Rising Colon Cancer Rates in Younger People2020-09-10T19:11:17-04:00

Understanding and Treating Constipation


Now that the holidays and Super Bowl viewing parties are over, a lot of us are trying to get back on track with our diets and exercise routine. This is also a common time of year when many of my patients experience constipation.  People often think of constipation as having bowel movements that are hard to pass and stool is often hard and dry.  Constipation is actually defined as a condition in which a person has fewer than 3 bowel movements in a week and yes, most of the time stools are hard dry and small, making them difficult and [...]

Understanding and Treating Constipation2020-02-17T14:29:11-05:00
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