Colorectal Care Blog: Anal Fistula Treatment & Hemorrhoids Removal

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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Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus: What’s the Difference and Why the Terminology Matters

If you’ve been diagnosed with a pilonidal problem, you’ve probably spent time searching the internet for information about your condition. As you do, you’re likely to come across two different terms. Some resources say “pilonidal cysts.” Others refer to this problem as “pilonidal sinuses.”Are these two different names for the same condition, or is there […]

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Pilonidal Cyst FAQs: Answers Patients’ Most Common Pilonidal Cyst Questions

If you have a pilonidal cyst, you probably have pain and discomfort. You probably also have pilonidal cyst questions.Let’s face it: This isn’t the kind of thing that people usually discuss around the dinner table. It doesn’t come up in everyday conversation. The silence around this topic can leave you uninformed about this condition and […]

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What Causes Pilonidal Cysts?

There’s a spot at the cleft of your buttocks that is tender and sore. What is it? According to your doctor, it’s an infected pilonidal cyst.You’re probably wondering, “How did this occur? What happened to put me through this misery? And what can I do to keep it from happening again?”I know that you want […]

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The Colorectal Surgeon’s Guide to the Different Types of Proctoscopes

When you perform a rectal procedure, you want to make the process as quick and painless as possible, right? The trick is to use the best instrument for the job. When you’re familiar with the various types of proctoscopes, you can select the right one for each procedure.What Is a Proctoscope?Colorectal specialists often need to […]

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