Investigations into the bowel pathology are many and will depend on the symptoms that the patient is experiencing. In outpatients they will include:

• history taking

• abdominal examination

• digital rectal examination

• rigid sigmoidoscopy

• proctoscopy

• haematology, including a full blood count (FBC):

- erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

- C-reactive protein (CRP)

- white blood cell count (WBC)

• carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) to check concomitant cancers.

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Native American Healing

Native American Healing

A lot of healing practices and spiritual ceremonials that are being practiced nowadays by healing practitioners and metaphysical groups have been acquired from traditions that initiated from assorted Native American tribes.

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