Anal fissures can happen to just about anyone. Our colorectal surgeon explains how to get an accurate diagnosis and the right relief.
If you’re experiencing anal bleeding, swelling or itching, see your doctor to determine if it might be 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.
Warm water is soothing, but it’s not always helpful. Do you think warm water can help heal gout, or migraines, or hemorrhoids? Try to guess in our “Home Remedy” quiz.
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Are you considering home remedies for your hemorrhoids? A doctor weighs in on home treatments, including witch hazel, aloe, psyllium husk, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and a less-known remedy made from Epsom salts and glycerin.
The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are familiar to many women: itching, irritation, and usually a thick white discharge. It’s easy to simply reach for the anti-fungal treatments. But if these symptoms come back often, or don’t respond to the usual treatments, it’s time to visit a doctor for a firm diagnosis because other conditions can mimic yeast.
People self-diagnosing hemorrhoids is something doctors often see. But before you blame hemorrhoids, you may want to consider other reasons for itching and irritation.
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
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
If you have hemorrhoids, you have plenty of treatment options at your disposal. However, if you have hemorrhoids, you’d probably advise others to avoid getting them in the first place. Hemorrhoids — swollen, inflamed venous cushions in the anal canal — are often painful and itchy and can cause bleeding. But you can avoid these … Read More