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How to Lower Your Risk for Hemorrhoid Flare-Ups Jun 18th, 2020

Hemorrhoids are inflamed, bulging veins — similar to varicose veins — that are in or around your anal canal. Hemorrhoids can be internal, which means that they’re underneath the skin inside your anus and your lower rectum. They can also be external, developing under the skin outside your anus.  The...

Signs of Anal Cancer May 26th, 2020

According to the American Cancer society, around 8,590 people will be diagnosed with anal cancer in the US this year. While it might seem frightening, anal cancer is highly treatable, especially in its early stages; you just have to know what to look for, and when to go to the...

Understanding the Differences between Internal & External Hemorrhoids and the Best Treatment Options Apr 21st, 2020

Hemorrhoids are the most common cause of rectal bleeding. In fact, three out of four adults will experience hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. They are largely harmless; however, they can still be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Before you and your doctor can begin treatment, it's important to differentiate between...

Should I Be Concerned about Anal Pain? Mar 13th, 2020

While anal pain or bleeding might be frightening and even embarrassing, it's a common issue and can usually be cleared up after a visit to the doctor. You might experience brief anal pain for various reasons, but persistent pain might be a sign of a more serious problem for which...

When You Should Seek Medical Attention for Your Constipation Feb 10th, 2020

Constipation isn't something to be embarrassed about; in fact, 16 out of 100 adults experience constipation, and this number doubles among people over 60. The symptoms of constipation usually clear up on their own, but sometimes medical intervention is needed. That begs the question: When should you go to the...

What to Expect During and After Your First Colonoscopy Jan 13th, 2020

So, your doctor has recommended that you have a colonoscopy. You probably have a lot of questions about what happens during and after the procedure. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! More than 19 million colonoscopies are performed each year in the United States, and you don’t have to be anxious...