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 […]

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 […]

Can Long-Term Constipation Affect Your Overall Health and Body Function?

Constipation can have a different meaning for every person. In some cases, constipation can refer to infrequent bowel movements. In others, it can mean having stool that is difficult to pass. Constipation could also define the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement. In this blog, the premier colorectal surgeons at Piedmont Colorectal Associates discuss long-term […]

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 […]

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.