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Appendicitis Vs. Diverticulitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDIf you experience sharp pain in the lower abdomen along with fever, nausea, and vomiting, the two most common culprits for your condition would be appendicitis or diverticulitis. But what exactly is the difference between these two health conditions? Keep on reading to find out! What is Appendicitis? In

What Newly Diagnosed Diverticulosis Patients Should Know

Medically reviewed by: Eiman Firoozmand, MDHave you recently been diagnosed with diverticulosis? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Diverticulosis is common in the developed world, where people consume less fiber in their food. It is diagnosed in around 200,000 people every year in the United States. Diverticulosis is not a problematic disease

Can you DIY Your Hemorrhoids?

Medically reviewed by: Liza M. Capiendo, MDYou don’t always have to visit a doctor to find ways to ease your hemorrhoid pain, swelling, and itching. Sometimes, the best treatments for hemorrhoids are those that you can do yourself at home. Keep reading till the end to find out 8 DIY tips and home remedies that

Is It Appendicitis Or Cramps?

Medically reviewed by: Liza M. Capiendo, MDAppendicitis occurs when the appendix — a part of the large intestine — becomes inflamed. And for the most part, it can feel very similar to abdominal and menstrual cramps. But, unlike cramps that come and go, inflammation of the appendix is a medical emergency and requires prompt care.

Hemorrhoids vs Colorectal Cancer: Signs, Treatment, and Complications

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDDid you know that there are two very different diseases that can affect your rectum and anus? Hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer are both common, but they have very different symptoms, treatments, and complications. In this article, we will compare and contrast these two diseases to help you understand the

Can Hemorrhoids Develop Without Constipation?

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDYou’re not alone if you have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are relatively common and affect many people across the globe. The internet may lead you to believe that constipation is the only cause of hemorrhoids. But is it possible to develop hemorrhoids without constipation? To answer that question,

How to treat Hemorrhoids during Pregnancy

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDPregnancy hemorrhoids are common and occur in around 30% of pregnancies. In some ethnicities, up to 80% of pregnant women suffer from the condition. If you are pregnant and have developed hemorrhoids, this article will answer all your questions about the illness.  We’ll discuss what hemorrhoids are, why they

Difference Between Hemorrhoids & Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDHemorrhoids and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are common diseases. Both affect the digestive tract, which is why it can be confusing to tell them apart.  Despite sharing a few similarities, hemorrhoids and IBD are entirely different diseases and have different treatments.  So in this article, we will look at

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome lead to Hemorrhoids?

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDIrritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a relatively common disease in the United States, where it affects up to 10-15% of the population. IBS on its own is more of an annoying disease because of its unpredictable nature. However, it can become more than a nuisance and cause complications, such

What You Should do After a Hemorrhoids Surgery

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDHemorrhoids are a common issue. Most small hemorrhoids go away on their own. But larger hemorrhoids and those that develop complications can persist, causing severe pain and rectal bleeding. In this case, your doctor might advise you on a surgical procedure to treat your hemorrhoids. In this article, we’ll

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