Are You Pooping All Wrong?

You bowel movements can tell you about everything from diseases to stress. Our colorectal surgeon explains what to look for and what it may mean.

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5 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Hemorrhoids

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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5 Tips to Prevent Colon Cancer in People Under Age 50

Colorectal cancer is generally not viewed as a disease of younger people. However, over the last twenty years, colorectal cancer rates in people ages 20 to 49 have increased significantly. This uptick is expected to continue over the next two decades. Researchers are trying to understand why. Experts don’t have any definitive data that shows … Read More

Rectal Bleeding: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

The first thing most people worry about when they have minor rectal bleeding is that they have a cancer. Of course, colon cancer is what I worry most about, too. But it’s the cause of rectal bleeding only 1 to 2 percent of the time. Two problems are usually responsible for blood on the paper, … Read More