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Thrombotic Hemorrhoids

Get the PDF version of this article Have You Had One Yet? Chances are that if you are reading this, you either have a great intellectual curiosity about all things medical, or, you have been vexed by your very own little ball of joy… the thrombotic hemorrhoid. You are not alone. You have one million

Is There Any Place for a Human Surgeon in Operating Room?

Get the PDF version of this article YES! SOMEONE MUST BE ABLE TO PRESS THE EMERGENCY STOP BUTTON ON THE ROBOT. The following is: A. An editorial B. Science fiction C. Crazy D. All of the above When asked about the source of inspiration for his science fiction, Ray Bradbury responded that his stories were

Rectal Cancer Treatment. Watch and Wait? A Definite Maybe.

Get the PDF version of this article Managing the Complete Clinical Response There are over 43,000 new cases of rectal cancer diagnosed every year in the United States. Following preoperative treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, also known as neoadjuvant therapy, radical surgical resection has been the next therapeutic step. Not uncommonly, a temporary or permanent

How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

Are you at least 50 years old?  Or experiencing  symptoms, like diarrhea, constipation, cramps, and bloody stools? Did your doctor recommend that you have a colonoscopy? But you chose to ignore that request? Many people who should have such a screening or surveillance,  do not follow through with it. . They may fear the actual

Embarrassed by Your Hemorrhoids?

A quick online search turns up many people suffering from painful and annoying anal itching and burning, all looking for assurance their hemorrhoid symptoms will go away on their own instead of having to face a doctor. We get it – hemorrhoids are embarrassing. As it turns out, most people feel the same way you

What Happens if a Polyp Is Cancerous?

The great majority of polyps we remove during colonoscopies are benign. However, because almost all colon cancers begin as a seemingly benign polyp, we generally remove any polyps we discover. Once removed, we send them to a laboratory and look at them under a microscope for further testing. This testing will determine if they are

Hemorrhoids and Iron Deficiency: Can Hemorrhoids Cause Iron Deficiency Anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which the body’s supplies of iron are low, hindering the body from making enough red blood cells. These cells are vital to the overall health of the body as their primary job is to carry oxygen to the organs. When there aren’t enough red blood cells, oxygen isn’t

Risks of Alternative Medical Treatment for Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in America. Affecting roughly 4% of men and women, this disease has a 65%, five-year survival rate, with that rate being much higher in low-risk cases, and much lower in high-risk cases. Thanks to preventative measures like these, the

Why Do Hemorrhoids Itch?

Hemorrhoids are considered a disorder of the anus and rectum. Unfortunately, experts don’t entirely understand the exact cause of hemorrhoids. However, the condition is believed to be connected to excessive straining while passing stools, or increased pressure due to pregnancy or being overweight, which, in turn, causes the anal veins to become inflamed. Sometimes hemorrhoids

Anal Fissures, Abscesses and Fistulas – Oh My!

Many people see blood when they wipe after a bowel movement, and they immediately panic. While this is reason for concern and you should see a doctor, it is likely a relatively minor condition that your doctor can help you work through. Pain in addition to the bleeding may indicate hemorrhoids, an anal fissure, an

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