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 the

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 more

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Complications & Risks

Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  IBS.  Don’t Let It Stop You. Irritable syndrome, abbreviated IBS, is a disorder of unknown etiology, or cause.  Normalcy is punctuated by bouts of constipation, diarrhea or both.  IBS is one of the most common disorders seen by a proctologist, also known as a colon and rectal surgeon. The symptoms of  IBS

What is Pilonidal Cyst?

Pilonidal cysts are a fairly common diagnosis, especially in young men. These cysts typically occur at the top of the intergluteal cleft, near the tailbone. They are often found in the cleft itself, between the two sides of the buttocks. Unfortunately, these cysts have a tendency to become painfully infected. If diagnosed early, your proctologist,

Hemorrhoids & Pregnancy: Treament Without Medication

Hemorrhoids And Pregnancy Hemorrhoids sometimes appear in pregnant women because of the hormonal changes that take place in the body. The College of Family Physicians in Canada points out that 85% of all pregnant women usually get hemorrhoids in the third trimester. Hemorrhoids. The term conjures up pain and ridicule.  Regardless, hemorrhoids are still a

Cedars-Sinai Proctologists

Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates No one wants to go to the proctologist or undergo a colonoscopy, but everyone needs to at some point. When it is time for you to visit, we hope you will consider seeing one of our experienced physicians and surgeons from Los Angeles Colon Rectal Surgical Associates at

Female Proctologist in Los Angeles – Liza M. Capiendo, M.D.

Why A Female Proctologist? Are you looking for a female proctologist in Los Angeles? Choosing a proctologist who puts you at ease and suits your needs is an important decision. But if you’re a woman, it may be especially important to you to find a female proctologist. Some female patients prefer to have a female

The Rhomboid Flap for Pilonidal Disease

Get the PDF version of this article What is a Rhomboid Anyway? THE BASICS. Pilonidal disease represents several forms of a single abnormality. Pilonidal disease may consist of nothing more than asymptomatic midline skin pits overlying the sacrococcygeal area. At the other extreme, the disease may be a large complex abscess associated with sepsis. In

Hemorrhoids & Pregnancy

In Los Angeles, hemorrhoids are a common problem among pregnant women. Unfortunately, treatment options for pregnant women aren’t the same as they are for the rest of the population. Hemorrhoids can develop at any stage of pregnancy, though they are most common during the third trimester, and can often even develop during the course of labor.

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of solid or liquid stool, or flatus. Affecting more than 18 million Americans, fecal incontinence can undermine self-confidence, create anxiety, and lead to social isolation. Women are almost twice as likely as men to report incontinence to solid stool as are men. Out of embarrassment, many patients are hesitant to discuss this problem with a healthcare provider. However, fecal incontinence is treatable. Treatment can lessen symptoms in most cases and may possibly provide a cure. Several recent breakthroughs hold significant promise.