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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 >

What Can I Expect From An Upper GI?

In the past, diagnosing issues in the upper digestive tract often required highly invasive exploratory surgery, followed by months of downtime for recovery. Today, technology has made it possible to examine the esophagus, stomach and duodenum using an endoscope during a procedure known as a gastroscopy, or endoscopy. Officially named an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, the endoscopic screeningREAD MORE >

Endorectal Ultrasound Peering into the Sunless Vault

Get the PDF version of this article It is Important to be Accurate… And Right When it comes to rectal diseases, especially cancer, the treatment, while potentially curative, may be radical, debilitating and exhausting. Any steps that the surgeon can take to lessen the extent of the operative treatment are welcomed by both the patientREAD MORE >

Lynch Syndrome: A Female Cancer You Should Be Aware Of

Colorectal Cancer and Female Cancers. Colon Cancer is common. Along with rectal cancer, it is the third most common cancer in the United States, with 150,000 new cases diagnosed each year.  Ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer.  Also common.  These cancers affect up to 74,000 women per year.  Clearly, between all of these malignancies. many people,READ MORE >

Squatty Potty: Does It Really Work as Advertised?

This article is not an advertisement nor promotion for The Squatty Potty™.  Instead, we examine the claims made by the video embedded above and educate our readers about the medical details discussed in the video above.  Give it a watch if you haven’t already and read the article below to learn more! The puborectalis.  A smallREAD MORE >

Keeping it Clean: Should I Use Soap on My Anus?

Soap? No Soap!! Get the PDF version of this article Soap may be an important part of one’s bathing routine, but do I need to wash my anus?  The short answer is no. The longer answer is also no!  To elaborate, would you clean your eye with soap?  The anus, although the butt of manyREAD MORE >

Why a Robot? Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

Why A Robot? If you live in Los Angeles, the chances are that you or someone you know has had colon cancer or other diseases of the colon and rectum. For the most part, the treatment for this set of diseases is surgical and is performed by a colon and rectal surgeon, also known asREAD MORE >

Do I Have A Pilonidal Cyst?

While most pilonidal cysts don’t have any symptoms, once they become infected they are hard to ignore. Most people get the first hint that something is wrong “back there” due to discomfort while they are sitting. This discomfort, over a few days, may become intense pain that makes them weary of sitting down. Activities suchREAD MORE >

Are Hemorrhoids Preventable?

Because many people attempt to treat hemorrhoids with over-the-counter methods and delay reporting their symptoms to their doctor, it is hard to determine just how common they are. According to a 2007 study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, about 10 million people in the U.S. may be suffering from symptomsREAD MORE >

How Are Hemorrhoids Graded?

Hemorrhoids are more common than most people realize. One study found that approximately 10 million people in the United States are suffering from hemorrhoids at any given time.  Since most people are hesitant to talk to their doctors about their symptoms and first try over-the-counter treatments, the actual numbers could be much higher.   WhyREAD MORE >

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