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 […]
Colorectal Cancer Symptoms May Mimic Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Are You at Risk?
Stomach pain, bloating, and other gastrointestinal issues can indicate that something is wrong, but since both colorectal cancer and irritable bowel syndrome can contribute to these symptoms, it may be difficult to pinpoint the culprit. April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month and a great time to get screened for the condition. Early screening can […]
Complications of Crohn’s Disease May Require Colorectal Surgery
The good news is that most patients with the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn’s disease will not require colorectal surgery. Unfortunately, there are situations in which colorectal surgery is necessary. These are generally due to an emergency, a lack of response to medication or a severe impact on the quality of life. The doctors […]
Treatments Can Improve Fecal Incontinence and Restore Your Quality of Life
Nothing affects your quality of life quite like fecal incontinence. You may find yourself avoiding any type of gathering due to the potential embarrassment of losing bowel control. The condition affects both your work and social life. The doctors at Piedmont Colorectal Associates discuss treatments for fecal incontinence that can restore your quality of life.
Are You Over 45? Celebrate the New Year With a Colonoscopy for Optimal Health
Here’s to celebrating the new year and good colorectal health! Think about it – you’re halfway to 90! If you want to double your lifespan, start taking action now. If you’re 45, it’s time to think about undergoing colon cancer screening. The top Atlanta colorectal surgeons at Piedmont Colorectal Associates explain why it’s important to […]
How Long Does Colorectal Cancer Surgery Take? What To Expect Afterward
The most common treatment for colorectal cancer is surgery to remove the affected part(s) of the colon and/or rectum. Today’s technology makes colorectal cancer surgery more predictable and less invasive than it used to be. Still, be aware that the surgery does require some downtime and rest before going back to normal everyday life. If […]
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.
What Your Family Health History Can Tell Us About Your Colorectal Health
Chatting about medical records doesn’t exactly make for pleasant conversation at the annual family reunion or Thanksgiving dinner. But sharing personal health history with family members is important not only for you, but also for future generations. Certain diseases — including diseases that affect your colorectal health — tend to run in families. Although you […]
When is the Best Time to Have a Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is an essential procedure that detects pre-cancerous polyps in the rectum and large intestine (colon). Our surgeons can remove these growths well before they become cancerous or lead to symptoms when identified early. Screening with a colonoscopy is critical in diagnosing colorectal cancer and polyps when they’re small and easier to treat. Our colorectal […]
Do You Struggle with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? Check These 10 Symptoms
Many people struggle with pelvic floor dysfunction. Issues with the layer of muscles at the bottom of the pelvis can cause gynecologic, colorectal and urologic symptoms that many people don’t realize are connected. Pelvic floor dysfunction is an overarching term for muscle weakness or incompetent muscle contractions in the pelvic floor. At Piedmont Colorectal Associates, […]