If your bowels and urinary tract are like a plumbing system, a fistula is like an untrained plumber — connecting things that should not be connected. The good news: It is typically treatable.
There are plenty of treatment options for hemorrhoids — but it’s better to avoid getting them in the first place.
If you experience accidental bowel leakage, don’t shy away from talking about it. Both conservative and advanced solutions are available to help you take back control.
From “rubber banding” to cosmetic questions, find out how to make the best treatment decision for you.
You can find relief whether your constipation is a typical case or something more serious. The difference comes in how you find relief.
From colon cancer concerns to stress, what are your bowel movements telling you?
Colon cleansing, also called colonic hydrotherapy and colonic irrigation, has become a popular complementary treatment. While it helps some patients with specific problems, I caution people about its use outside of a certified specialist supervision.
Brooke Gurland, MD, Department of Colorectal Surgery, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhoids — and how to avoid getting them in the first place.