Hemorrhoids vs Anal Fissures: How to Spot the Difference

Hemorrhoids and anal fissures are two conditions that can result in pain in the rectum. The two conditions can have similar symptoms, and this can lead to confusion in identifying and treating them. Here our colon and rectal specialists share information about how to differentiate between hemorrhoids and anal fissures, including what they are and […]

How To Tell the Difference Between Hemorrhoids and Rectal Prolapse

Rectal prolapse and hemorrhoids are two conditions with symptoms that are very similar. Because of this, it can understandably be challenging to figure out which condition is behind your discomfort. The skilled team at Piedmont Colorectal Associates has the knowledge and expertise to properly diagnose your condition so that you can start receiving the appropriate […]

Why Does Your Anus Itch? 4 Potential Causes and Treatment Options

If you suffer from ongoing anal itching, you probably feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. You may be caught in a persistent itch-scratch cycle, where scratching the area further damages the sensitive skin. You may feel as though the condition is disruptive to everyday life, yet you don’t know where to go for help.

When Do I Need to See a Doctor for Hemorrhoidal Treatment?

For many, hemorrhoids can be an embarrassing subject to discuss. While they may not be a common topic of discussion, they are a common occurrence. They are so common that the store shelves are lined with over-the-counter treatments. Unfortunately, not all hemorrhoids respond to over-the-counter treatments. If you experience hemorrhoids, you may find yourself wondering, […]

What You Should Know About Hemorrhoids

Are you one of the millions of Americans who currently suffer from hemorrhoids? According to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, more than half of the U.S. population will develop hemorrhoids at some point in their life. Since …