IBS Awareness Month: Shedding Light on This Common Disorder

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, you are not alone in your struggle; this common condition affects many patients. However, a significant number of them are unaware that their symptoms, such as frequent abdominal pain and bloating, are signs that they may have this condition. The team at Piedmont Colorectal recognized IBS […]

Foods That Help With Occasional Constipation

If you experience constipation on occasion, it is a good idea to take a look at what you have been consuming. Certain foods can make constipation worse, but others can bring relief. The highly skilled doctors at Piedmont Colorectal are passionate about helping you achieve an optimal quality of life. Learn more about how you […]

Infrequent Bowel Movements May Be a Sign of IBS. Learn About Your Treatment Options

Persistent, uncomfortable abdominal symptoms could mean that you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In patients with IBS, the function of the bowel is altered, and the colon muscle tends to contract more frequently, resulting in constipation, diarrhea, and severe abdominal cramps. The team of colorectal experts at Piedmont Colorectal is committed to helping […]

Risk Factors Associated with Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen and irritated veins located in the anus and rectum. They can develop inside the anus as internal hemorrhoids, or under the skin near the anus as external hemorrhoids. There are a number of options available for treating this common condition, but the doctors at Piedmont Colorectal want patients to be aware of […]

How Regular Screenings Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Colon cancer screening is an essential component of your healthcare. Screening can help prevent colon cancer or detect it early when treatment is most effective. Certain factors, such as family history, can determine if it is time for you to begin regular colon cancer screenings. The team of experts at Piedmont Colorectal specializes in the […]

Dietary Tips for Managing Crohn’s Disease

If you have Crohn’s disease, it can be difficult to understand which foods can help you feel better. Studies suggest that your diet is a factor in the development of inflammatory bowel disease and the symptoms that come with it. The doctors at Piedmont Colorectal work with patients to develop a tailored dietary plan to […]

Preparing for a Colonoscopy: Tips to Keep in Mind

A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that involves the insertion of a colonoscope, which is a thin tube with a camera on the tip, through the rectum, allowing doctors to identify any irregularities. The procedure’s reputation can make many people hesitant to schedule or keep their colonoscopy appointments, however, this important screening does not have […]

Colon Polyp Warning Signs: When to See a Doctor

A colon polyp is an abnormal growth that develops in the lining of the colon or rectum. They are commonly identified during routine colon examinations. While the majority of colon polyps will not develop into cancer, some are precancerous, and having them removed can lower the risk of colorectal cancer. Because anyone can develop colon […]

Colorectal Symptoms to Pay Attention To

The large intestine is the long, tubular organ that consists of multiple parts, including the colon and the rectum. The colon’s major function is to absorb water from indigestible food matter, and the rectum’s main job is to act as the holding place for stool, before pushing it out of the body via the anus. […]

What to Do About Blood in Stool

Finding blood in your stool can be worrisome. It could be a sign that something within your body needs medical attention. It is worth having a conversation with one of our colon and rectal specialists about what you are experiencing. Continue reading to understand some of the potential reasons blood can show up in your […]