Hemorrhoids are a fairly common problem, and although many resolve on their own, some hemorrhoids need medical attention to relieve symptoms and prevent complications. Here’s how to tell when your hemorrhoid needs a doctor’s care.
Gut health isn’t just about your gut — a healthy gut is important for overall health and wellness, too. These nine simple steps can help you maintain a healthy gut and support the rest of your body, too.
Anal fistulas can sometimes be quite painful, requiring prompt medical care to avoid serious complications. Fortunately, our practice offers several treatment options to help you get the most appropriate treatment for fast relief.
Straining during bowel movements isn’t just uncomfortable and inconvenient — it can be a sign of a more serious issue, or it might lead to further problems in the future. Here are seven things you can do to ease straining and improve bowel activity.
Hernia surgery is common, but if a procedure is in your future, it’s also common to have lots of questions. In this post, find the answers to questions our patients often have before their hernia repair surgeries.
Lipomas are benign, fleshy growths that can appear anywhere you have fat cells. While most lipomas don’t cause problems, there are times when it makes sense to have one removed. In this post, you’ll learn when to seek treatment for your lipoma.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, claiming thousands of lives every year in the United States. Regular colorectal cancer screening is designed to catch cancer early so it can be treated. Here’s how often you should be screened.
Hemorrhoids cause painful symptoms for millions of Americans, but fortunately, there are treatments that can help. The first step is to determine the type of hemorrhoid you have. Here are the three types you should know about.
Skin lumps are common, and they’re usually nothing to worry about. Sometimes, though, they can be cancerous. Here’s how to tell the difference between two of the most common types of skin lumps — cysts and soft-tissue tumors.
Anal fistulas are infected passageways that form between your anus and outside skin. They’re sometimes painful, and an infection can lead to other health complications. Learn to recognize the signs of an anal fistula and find the treatment you need.
Colonoscopy is the gold standard when it comes to screening for — and helping prevent — colon cancer. Getting ready ahead of time helps you stay relaxed and comfortable during prep and recovery, too. Here’s what to do.
There’s no reason to be embarrassed by your anal warts — they’re more common than you think. If you let embarrassment prevent you from seeking treatment, you could wind up with a far more serious problem. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore your warts.
Keeping your gut healthy is an important step toward enjoying better overall health, too. Adopting these eight simple tips can give your gut the support it needs to function well and keep the rest of your body healthy.
Constipation and hemorrhoids are common — and uncomfortable. Medical treatments can help, but in many cases, increasing your fiber intake is a natural way to improve your symptoms. Here’s how fiber supports a healthy gut.
Most people know that getting plenty of fluid is important for overall health — but did you know staying hydrated can help with colon and anal health, too? It’s true. Here’s how hydration can help you avoid common — and often painful — problems.
Colonoscopy is the most accurate way to diagnose colon cancer in its earliest stages. While the procedure itself is straightforward, there are some things you’ll need to do ahead of time to prepare. Here’s what you need to know.
Colon problems can wreak havoc on your digestion, your health, and your quality of life. The good news: Eating a healthy diet can help. Here are four easy ways to support colon health through smart food choices.
Anal fissures are a relatively common cause of rectal bleeding, especially if you’re frequently constipated. If you have an anal fissure — or if you routinely have them — here’s what could be causing them.
A pilonidal cyst is a sometimes painful lump that forms at the base of your tailbone. If you have one, prompt treatment can relieve symptoms while preventing a serious infection. Here’s how our practice can help.
Symptomatic hemorrhoids can cause chronic pain for those who suffer from them, and in some cases, they can cause serious complications. A hemorrhoidectomy can help. Here’s when it’s time to consider this surgical procedure.
If you have anal warts, it’s not unusual to feel self-conscious. But guess what? Anal warts are common, caused by the same virus that causes genital warts. Best of all, they’re treatable. Here’s how we can help.
Having a colonoscopy is one of the best things you can do to prevent colon cancer. Still, plenty of people hesitate and delay having a screening because they’re worried about what it entails. Sound familiar? Here’s what you need to know.
Painful, itching, burning hemorrhoids can take a big toll on your comfort and quality of life. The good news: There are plenty of treatment options that could help — including some pretty simple changes to your diet. Here’s what to do.
Hemorrhoids can cause a lot of painful symptoms, along with rectal bleeding, itching, burning, and swelling. Fortunately, today there are lots of treatment options to help you find relief. Here are some home remedies and medical options to consider.
Pilonidal cysts can be extremely painful, and without prompt medical care, they can develop into significant infections. Here’s what you should know about how these relatively common cysts form and how they’re treated.
Most people know it’s important to have a colonoscopy to detect and even prevent colorectal cancer. But do you know when you should have your first colonoscopy and how often you should be screened? We have the answers.
Most benign soft tissue tumors are asymptomatic, meaning they don’t cause pain or other problems. But when they do, treatment is essential for relieving those symptoms and preventing them from getting worse. Here’s how we can help.
Anorectal fistulas are caused by deep infections, and medical intervention is necessary to prevent more serious problems from developing. Here’s how to tell if you might have a fistula — and how it can be treated.
Hemorrhoids are a common complaint, and they become even more common with age. If you’re suffering from the pain, burning, and itching hemorrhoids can cause, here’s how you can find relief — and keep them from coming back.
Anal fissures are a common cause of painful bowel movements, and they can cause bleeding, too. If you have anal fissures, here’s what could be causing them — and how to stop those painful symptoms from recurring.