You’re certainly not the first person to wonder why hemorrhoids are called piles. We hear the question fairly regularly in our practice, although most of our patients...
Since the founding of our practice in 1957, our guiding philosophy has been, and will always be to provide our patients with focused diagnostic efforts and compassionate medical and surgical treatment, while adhering to the highest principles in the art and science of medicine.
Various topical hemorrhoid creams can be used to treat many of the hemorrhoidal symptoms. Exercising after a hemorrhoidectomy should be discontinued (hold off on the bench presses and using barbells). As caffeine may aggravate hemorrhoidal symptoms, temporarily holding off on that morning cup of coffee may help.
Colorectal cancer is sadly one of the more common malignancies affecting people of all races, locations and genders. When, for various reasons, the lining of the colon or rectum begins to have uncontrolled overgrowth of its lining, a colon polyp may form and then transform into a colon or rectal cancer.
Often, patients will see a proctologist as a first step, and other times a gastroenterologist will refer patients to the colorectal surgeon. Additionally, when necessary, both groups can treat clostridium difficile (c. diff.) using fecal microbial transplant (FMT) when traditional antibiotics have failed.
Ruptured hemorrhoid symptoms include non-dangerous rectal bleeding. While frightening, this bleeding is not a cause for concern other than the need for an early visit to the proctologist. The problem usually be treated in the office setting.