Answering FAQs About Colon Polyps

A standard colonoscopy reveals not only whether colon cancer is present, but the presence of polyps. Colon polyps generally look like bumps on the bowel’s inside lining. Some are flat, while others contain a stalk. Piedmont Colorectal Associates answers the most frequently asked questions about colon polyps.

When Is a Colectomy Advised?

Patients dealing with chronic colon conditions may benefit from colectomy. Depending upon the type of disease, all or part of the colon may require removal. The doctors at Piedmont Colorectal explain the details regarding colectomy.

What to Eat for a Healthy Colon

What you eat has a significant impact on the health of your colon. That fact largely explains why rates of colorectal cancer are so much higher in countries that favor high-fat, low-fiber diets. The doctors of Piedmont Colorectal Associates remind you that even if you live in a place with a high density of golden […]

Blood After Wiping: When It’s a Cause for Concern

Seeing blood on toilet paper or in stool can be alarming, but common. In many cases, the causes of rectal bleeding are not life-threatening and can be easily treated. In other cases, however, rectal bleeding can be a sign of a serious problem. Rectal bleeding or blood in stool is a common reason patients visit […]