Colorectal Care Blog: Anal Fistula Treatment & Hemorrhoids Removal

How Common Are Pilonidal Cysts?

How Common Are Pilonidal Cysts?

If you suspect that you’ve been afflicted with pilonidal disease, you might wonder, “How common are pilonidal cysts?” More accurately termed “pilonidal sinus,” this condition develops at the cleft of the buttocks. It can cause pain and inflammation, and the affected area may secrete fluids.  Because a pilonidal sinus affects a private area, you might […]

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Do I Need Hemorrhoid Surgery? Here’s How to Find Out…

Do I Need Hemorrhoid Surgery

“Do I need hemorrhoid surgery?” If you’re asking yourself that question, there’s a decent chance that surgical treatment is in your future.  However, not every case of hemorrhoids requires a medical procedure. Sometimes, treating your hemorrhoids at home can be enough to bring you relief. To help you figure out whether you need hemorrhoid surgery, […]

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Hemorrhoids Differential Diagnosis: What Else Could It Be?

Approximately 10 million Americans deal with hemorrhoids each year, so if you’re experiencing anorectal symptoms, it’s safe to assume that they are caused by hemorrhoids, right? Wrong! In fact, assuming that you have hemorrhoids could be quite hazardous to your health. Improperly treating your anal troubles could prolong your healing process or even allow time for […]

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