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What Are The Options For Pilonidal Cyst Excision?

Pilonidal cysts are infected abscesses that most frequently occur in the midline between the sides of the buttocks, near the top of the crease. Because of their location, these cysts often become a chronic condition. If conservative treatment or less invasive procedures cannot reliably eliminate the infection, surgery may be required. When is Incision andREAD MORE >

Tips For Reducing Recovery Time After Hemorrhoid Surgery

As many as 75 out of every hundred people will be affected by hemorrhoids during their lifetime, and half of all people over the age of of 50 have felt the burning, itching and pain brought by the condition, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.   While many people canREAD MORE >

Can I Treat My Hemorrhoids at Home?

Hemorrhoids are a common ailment, yet many people do not feel comfortable discussing their symptoms with their doctor. Despite excruciating pain, annoying itching and rectal bleeding, many people try to ignore their symptoms or treat them with home remedies.   A study published in the Journal of Family Practice showed that only one out ofREAD MORE >

Hemorrhoid Symptoms: Should I Be Concerned About Rectal Bleeding?

Many people assume that rectal bleeding is simply a sign of hemorrhoids, but it can also be a sign of something much more serious, including colorectal cancer. For this reason, the American Academy of Family Physicians urges everyone who experiences bloody stools, or bleeding from the rectum or anus to talk to their doctor aboutREAD MORE >

What Do I Need To Know About Biopsies During A Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopies are vital in the prevention and early discovery of colon cancer, and have improved the percentage of people who survive this common cancer after diagnosis. Multiple studies have been done on the effectiveness of colonoscopies, and the results of these studies suggest that having regular screenings has reduced deaths from this type of cancerREAD MORE >

CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION. What can we do?

Get the PDF version of this article “Row Row Row Your Boat. Wash Wash Wash Your Hands.” Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is an anaerobic, toxin-producing, gram positive, spore forming bacteria, and is the world-wide leading cause of hospital acquired diarrhea. In the United States, over 250,000 patients require hospitalization and 14,000 people die yearly asREAD MORE >

Open vs. Closed Hemorrhoidectomies: What’s The Difference?

If you do an Internet search on hemorrhoidectomies, you’ll quickly realize how many people fear having this procedure. If the online posts are to be believed, it’s one of the most dreaded surgeries. Many people are apprehensive because of the nature of the condition while others worry because they’ve read horror stories about the recovery.READ MORE >

What Surgeries Are Used To Treat Hemorrhoids?

While hemorrhoids are common, most only cause minor symptoms and heal without invasive treatment. Once you have an accurate diagnosis, a few weeks of a high-fiber diet and increased water intake often give the swollen veins time to reduce in size and stop causing symptoms. In some cases, your doctor may recommend stool softeners orREAD MORE >

What is the Difference in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis?

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two most common types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a condition that affects more than 1.6 million people in the United States. IBD occurs when the body’s immune system reacts abnormally, and attacks parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The cause is unknown, but treatment can often help patientsREAD MORE >

Is My Lifestyle Leading To Hemorrhoids?

While hemorrhoids can often be effectively cured with non-invasive treatments, they can cause a lot of pain and discomfort in the meantime. As with any condition that can have such a huge impact on your quality of life, it is always better to prevent hemorrhoids and never require treatment in the first place. And forREAD MORE >

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