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, […]

How and Why Colon Polyps Form and How They’re Treated


Did you know you can develop colon polyps without even knowing about them? That is because colon polyps form on the inside lining of your colon. Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is an important part of your digestive system. It connects the small intestine to the rectum. If you have never heard […]

Surgical Options to Improve Crohn’s Disease


Crohn’s disease can be quite debilitating. While medication is the preferred treatment method, some people living with the condition need surgery to improve their quality of life or to save them from fatal medical complications related to the disease. Our experienced providers at Piedmont Colorectal Associates understand how to treat Crohn’s disease and its complications, […]

What Doctors Look for During a Colonoscopy Procedure


Most people understand that a colonoscopy is a part of turning 50. This minimally invasive procedure allows our doctors to examine the inner lining of your colon and rectum using a small camera inside a flexible tube. The goal is to identify any abnormal areas of the colorectal region, and these tissues can typically be […]

Low Back Pain Could be a Warning Sign of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction


The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 60-70 percent of the population experiences low back pain at some point in their life. In many cases, it’s challenging to identify the cause, but some women and men may find that their low back pain is a clue that pelvic floor dysfunction may be happening too, especially […]

Our Best Tips for Supporting a Loved One with Colorectal Cancer


Overcoming a colorectal cancer diagnosis is challenging for everyone: not only the person diagnosed with the disease, but also their loved ones. If one of your family members or close friends has recently been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you may not know exactly how to best support them during these uncertain times. The Piedmont Colorectal […]

Can Diet Affect Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease?


When diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s disease, it can be challenging to know which foods are best for your body’s needs. Your diet did not cause the development of your disease, and it is not likely to cause a flare-up of symptoms. But according to the team at Piedmont Colorectal Associates, if […]

How to Know if You Are at an Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer


Although there is no way to completely avoid getting colorectal cancer, you can increase the chances of early detection and intervention by knowing your personal risk factors. Read on as the team at Piedmont Colorectal Associates explains how to know if you are at an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

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 to See a Doctor About Abdominal Pain


When abdominal pain is severe, you know it is time to seek medical advice. Deciding when to see a doctor when experiencing milder pain is more nuanced. Perhaps the issue is discomfort more than pain. Perhaps you think you can wait it out. Piedmont Colorectal Associates discusses when it is time to seek a doctor’s […]