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Do I Need A Colonoscopy For My Hemorrhoids?

In most cases, you will not need a colonoscopy to diagnose, stage, or treat your hemorrhoids. However, in some cases you may need this type of screening test to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms. During a colonoscopy, the doctor uses a long, flexible tube with a camera on the end to lookREAD MORE >

How Effective Is Pilonidal Laser Treatment?

Lasers are changing the way colo-rectal surgeons handle many of the procedures they used to handle with only a scalpel and cauterizing tool. Today, lasers are used to treat hemorrhoids, pilonidal cysts, and a number of other conditions. Pilonidal laser treatment, like many other types of laser surgery, is an effective alternative to traditional surgery,READ MORE >

Should I Take a Probiotic as a Part of my Post-Hemorrhoid Treatment Diet?

Regular probiotic use, in addition to following a high-fiber diet plan, can help you heal and prevent recurrence after hemorrhoid surgery or other treatment. The truth is, how you eat after undergoing hemorrhoid treatment is a major factor in preventing future issues. While yogurt and other probiotic products have not traditionally been a part ofREAD MORE >

How Are Pilonidal Cysts Treated?

Pilonidal cysts are fairly common in men between the ages of 15 and 40. These cysts contain a combination of debris from the skin and hair, and are usually located near the tailbone or between the buttocks. They are typically located near the sacrum or tailbone. Because of their location and the moist, warm environment,READ MORE >

Is There Anything I Can Do If I Cannot Get An Immediate Appointment For Hemorrhoid Treatments In Los Angeles?

Most hemorrhoids are not an emergency situation, so there’s no need to rush to your local hospital. However, making an appointment with a doctor to see about the problem may mean suffering through the symptoms for a few days, especially if they show up on a weekend or holiday. While we will always get youREAD MORE >

When is Surgery Necessary for Internal Hemorrhoids?

Bright, red smears on the toilet paper after a bowel movement, or drops into the toilet bowl. Itching. Tissue prolapsing from the anus, sometimes so prominently that it cannot be pushed back in even with a finger. While external hemorrhoids are known as the more annoying of the two types of hemorrhoids, internal hemorrhoids areREAD MORE >

What Are There Advantages Of Laser Hemorrhoid Surgery Over Traditional Hemorrhoidectomy?

Surgical removal of inflamed hemorrhoidal tissue is the most aggressive approach to treating this painful condition, but it is also the most effective. In the past, the go-to option for those who suffered severe pain and discomfort from this condition was a traditional surgical procedure that required us to cut out the tissue, cauterize bleedingREAD MORE >

Reducing the Risk of Recurrence After Pilonidal Cyst Surgery

Pilonidal cysts can be extremely painful, and often require surgery to fully heal. Unfortunately, even when surgery is performed and the cyst is fully removed, the recurrence rate is high. This is especially true for young men with excessive body hair. There are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of recurrence, however.READ MORE >

What Is the Treatment for Combined Internal and External Hemorrhoids?

There are two types of hemorrhoids, those that occur inside the anal opening and those that occur outside. In fact, the anatomy of hemorrhoids is rather complex.  But, inside and outside are reasonable ways to think about hemorrhoids.  Internal hemorrhoids are often asymptomatic. External hemorrhoids, however, are known for causing a wide variety of symptomsREAD MORE >

Is a Lipoma Causing My Symptoms?

The great majority of lipomas in the colon cause no symptoms, and are discovered only because of a routine preventative colonoscopy. While these benign growths are fairly common, it is rare for them to grow large enough to cause symptoms.   If you are experiencing bloody stools, pain in the abdomen, constipation and other possibleREAD MORE >

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