Colorectal Care Blog: Anal Fistula Treatment & Hemorrhoids Removal

A Guide to Hemorrhoid Management: What You Need to Know

Hemorrhoid

Approximately 15 million American adults have hemorrhoids. Many cases will heal themselves or will improve with lifestyle adjustments. Others, however, will require medical interventions. Hemorrhoid management comes in many forms, but one of the best treatment options is rubber band ligation.Hemorrhoid FactsTechnically, everyone has hemorrhoids. These blood vessels are a natural part of the anal […]

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Are Pilonidal Cysts Related to Spina Bifida?

Pilonidal Cysts

You’ve been diagnosed with a pilonidal cyst. Is that a sign that you might have spina bifida? It’s true that there are sometimes pilonidals cyst related to spina bifida. However, in most cases, it’s unlikely that your pilonidal disease is pointing to an undiscovered spinal defect. If you’re ready to learn more, take a look at the […]

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Is a Pilonidal Cyst MRSA?

Pilonidal Cyst

You’ve noticed a sore spot in your buttocks area. You’re not sure what it is, but after a quick online search, both pilonidal cysts and MRSA infections have emerged as possibilities. At this point, you may be wondering, “Is a pilonidal cyst MRSA?” No, pilonidal cysts aren’t MRSA, but the conditions can present together. The following […]

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Are Pilonidal Cysts Always Visible?

Pilonidal Cysts

Your tailbone area is sore, and you know that something’s not right. However, as far as you can tell, there’s no bump or mass in the area that would account for the pain. Is it possible that you could have a pilonidal cyst, or does this condition always produce an obvious lump near your tailbone area? […]

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A Guide to the Different Protoscope Instrument Uses

Protoscope Instrument

Colorectal doctors use proctoscopes to open the anorectal passage so that they can get a good view of what’s on the inside. It would be easy to assume that proctoscopes are single-purpose tools, but they’re actually versatile instruments that play a role in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. The following guide to proctoscope instrument uses outlines the […]

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Proctoscopy vs Colonoscopy: The Difference Between These Common Procedures

Proctoscopy vs Colonoscopy

Proctoscopy and colonoscopy might sound fairly similar, but these two procedures are quite different. While a proctoscope is useful for examining your anal canal and rectum, a colonoscope allows doctors to view the length of your large intestine. Read on to discover more about proctoscopy vs colonoscopy, including the instruments, methods and purposes for these procedures.About […]

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Proctoscopy vs Sigmoidoscopy: What You Need to Know About These Common Procedures

Proctoscopy vs Sigmoidoscopy

Sometimes, a doctor needs to check inside your rectum or colon. Two tools for the job are proctoscopes and sigmoidoscopes. Although these two instruments do share some common characteristics, they differ in both structure and purpose. Before your next colorectal procedure, here’s what you need to know about proctoscopy vs sigmoidoscopy.All About ProctoscopyA proctoscope is a long […]

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Proctoscopy vs Anoscopy: What’s Involved in These 2 Different Procedures

Proctoscopy vs Anoscopy

Since you have been having some issues with your lower GI tract, your doctor recommended you to a gastroenterologist who suggested a proctoscopy. When you got a second opinion, another gastroenterologist recommended an anoscopy. What are these procedures, and what is the difference between them?Proctoscopy During a proctoscopy, the doctor uses a proctoscope to examine […]

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Are Pilonidal Cysts Recurrent?

Pilonidal Cysts

You’ve had an infected pilonidal cyst once, and once is enough, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. If you’re wondering, “Are pilonidal cysts recurrent?” it’s time to check out the following guide to repeat pilonidal infections. Not only will you learn more about why recurrences might happen, but you can also learn what you can […]

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