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Colonics: A Dangerous Trend

Colonics may be hip, but they aren’t helpful. In fact, this spa treatment – also known as a colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy – can even lead to serious side effects. People who frequent colonic clinics and tout the benefits claim they remove the buildup of digested food and other waste inside your lower gastrointestinalREAD MORE >

The Myth of Detoxification

There are few limits to the types of products claiming they can detoxify your body, getting rid of unknown toxins and supposedly keeping your body working optimally. From soaps to spa treatments to yoga practices, they all want to help you detoxify. And they’re all making unsubstantiated claims. Detoxification, at least as popular health gurusREAD MORE >

Colorectal Surgical Medical Malpractice Expert: What You Should Expect

When you enlist the help of a colorectal surgeon to help you prove a medical malpractice case, it is important that you know what to expect. Having the right experts on your side are often key in winning compensation. Simply because of the way the justice system works in the United States, doctors, surgeons, andREAD MORE >

General Surgical Medical Malpractice Expert: What You Should Expect

A general surgical medical malpractice expert can speak to almost any type of surgical issue, or medical concern that might require surgery. They can clearly answer any questions about whether the defendant in the case provided your client with the appropriate triage, diagnosis, treatment, and follow up. They will also help you understand the procedures,READ MORE >

What If I Need Hemorrhoid Surgery or Removal During Pregnancy?

Hemorrhoid removal procedures, known as hemorrhoidectomies, are not the preferred option for taking care of hemorrhoids during pregnancy. However, this type of surgery is possible and not terribly uncommon during pregnancy or shortly after. Many women develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy or during childbirth, and some naturally require more intensive treatments than others because of theREAD MORE >

Five things that Exacerbate Hemorrhoid Symptoms

It’s no surprise that hemorrhoids can itch, burn, or even cause significant pain. External hemorrhoids are particularly irritating. Internal hemorrhoids can bleed, but usually have few other symptoms unless they prolapse. Consider these five things that can cause hemorrhoid pain: A Thrombosed External Hemorrhoid When you strain to use the bathroom or there is otherREAD MORE >

Can I Have a Hemorrhoid and a Fissure at the Same Time?

Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can occur separately or together. Because they both cause similar symptoms, they are often confused by sufferers who try to self-diagnose their conditions. Both cause painful bowel movements, can cause itching and burning, and may cause bright red blood in the stool or on toilet paper. They also share some ofREAD MORE >

What Is the Risk of Infection from Hemorrhoids?

It is not unusual for our patients to wonder “Can hemorrhoids become infected?” While it is certainly possible, an infection is relatively rare. Usually, hemorrhoids only affect your quality of life, causing pain and itching. Occasionally, though, life-threatening systemic infections or difficult-to-control bleeding may occur. If you believe you have hemorrhoids or experience other symptomsREAD MORE >

How Can I Treat Hemorrhoids From Pregnancy?

Hemorrhoids are a common complaint during pregnancy. As the baby grows, it puts more and more pressure on the area and the baby’s head also presses against the inferior vena cava of the mother. The vena cava returns blood to the heart from the lower extremities and the hemorrhoidal area. If the blood flows moreREAD MORE >

Rectal Cancer Staging. Why Should You Care?

Get the PDF version of this article GET UP TO SPEED PLEASE. Rectal cancer is lethal. It is projected that there will be more than 50,000 rectal cancer related deaths in 2017. Staging the disease is all-important in treating the disease. Different stages, different treatments. Why should you care? If you are a physician, theREAD MORE >

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