Anal fissures can happen to just about anyone. Our colorectal surgeon explains how to get an accurate diagnosis and the right relief.
What causes constipation, and is it ever an emergency? How long is too long to be constipated? Learn the lowdown on this common condition and the 3 best ways to prevent it.
If you’re constipated, simple fixes like drinking more water and eating more fiber may help. Here’s how to know when it’s time to see a doctor.
Wonder how long you should (or shouldn’t be) spending in the bathroom? Find answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Colorectal surgeon Michael Valente, DO, fields this one.
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That holds true even for hemorrhoids. Colorectal surgeon Massarat Zutshi, MD, offers practical tips for preventing them with simple lifestyle changes.
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Is your child’s stomachache something to worry about? A pediatric gastroenterologist offers tips about tummy aches in tots and teens, along with advice on when to call or visit the doctor.
How can you tell the difference between a regular tummy ache and something more serious? Get tips from a pediatric expert.
Travel can be a challenge if you have a medical condition or other health concerns. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay home. Check out our guide to staying healthy while you travel.
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