Digestive Diseases and Conditions

Colon
The colon, or large intestine, is the last portion of your digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It starts at the cecum, which attaches to the end of the small intestine. The colon consists of a hollow tube about five feet long that: 1) absorbs water and minerals from digested food and 2) contains the rectum, which stores undigested solid waste.

 
 
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