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Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Treatment for hemorrhoids starts at home. Click here for some home remedies that may help heal your hemorrhoids and relieve discomfort.
Dec 2nd, 2022

Could Your Pain Be Due to an Anal Fissure?

Do you have severe pain during a bowel movement that lasts for hours? You may have an anal fissure. Click here to learn more about anal pain and anal fissures and what you can do about it.
Nov 4th, 2022

These are the Leading Causes of Diverticulitis

Researchers theorize that a low-fiber diet is the leading cause of diverticulitis. Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? Click here to learn more about the leading causes of diverticulitis and what you can do about it.
Oct 6th, 2022

Understanding the Common Causes of Anal Pain

In most cases, anal pain is a symptom of a relatively harmless, treatable condition. Understanding some common causes of anal pain can help you know when it’s time to take action.
Sep 6th, 2022

5 Ways (and Why) to Eat More Fiber

Fiber offers many health benefits, from improving bowel habits to keeping you feeling full. But you may not be getting enough of this health-promoting nutrient. Click here for some tips on how you can eat more fiber.
Aug 1st, 2022

How Effective is Infrared Coagulation (IRC)?

Hemorrhoids can come and go. If you have recurring internal hemorrhoids, you may want to consider infrared coagulation (IRC). This quick, painless in-office treatment helps many people get relief from their hemorrhoids.
Jul 1st, 2022

4 Things Your Stools Can Say About Your Health

You may not spend too much time inspecting your poop before you flush, but your stool can provide some insight into your health. Click here to learn what your stool might be saying about your health.
Jun 1st, 2022

Don’t Ignore Anal Itching

The itchiness is intense, but you may try your best to ignore it because of its sensitive location. But ignoring your anal itching won’t make it go away. Keep reading to learn more.
May 4th, 2022

Why Does it Hurt to Poop?

Pooping is a normal and essential bodily function. But if it hurts to poop, you may do everything you can to avoid this regular function and the pain it causes. Why does it hurt to poop? Keep reading to get some answers.
Apr 3rd, 2022

What Causes Anal Fissures?

Anal fissures are a common condition. They cause severe pain after a bowel movement that may linger for a few hours. What causes anal fissures? Click here to find out.
Mar 1st, 2022

Recovering from IRC Treatments

Infrared coagulation (IRC) is a simple, quick, trouble-free treatment for internal hemorrhoids. Though you have some mild symptoms following IRC treatment, recovery time is short. Keep reading to learn more about recovering from IRC treatments.
Feb 8th, 2022

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Bloody Stool

Seeing blood in your stool is alarming. Though usually the symptom of a minor medical problem, it’s not something you should ignore. Click here to learn why you shouldn’t ignore bloody stool.
Jan 1st, 2022

Thrombosed Hemorrhoids: Will Surgery Help?

Thrombosed hemorrhoids develop unexpectedly and cause severe anal pain that tends to get worse over a short period of time. Surgery may help, but it isn’t the right treatment for all. Read on to learn more.
Dec 1st, 2021

All About IRC for Hemorrhoids

When conservative care fails to improve your internal hemorrhoids, you may want to consider nonsurgical infrared coagulation (IRC). This quick and relatively painless procedure gets rid of hemorrhoids fast. Learn all about it here.
Nov 1st, 2021

5 Causes of Anal Itchiness

Anal itchiness is an uncomfortable and embarassing sensation that causes an intense urge to scratch the sensitive area. Knowing the cause of your anal itchiness, however, may help you get relief from your symptoms. Click here to learn more.
Oct 10th, 2021

What the Color of Your Stool Says About Your Health

You may not give much thought to the color of your stool, but it can tell you a lot about your health. Before you flush, take a look. Keep reading to learn what the color of your stool says about your health.
Sep 1st, 2021

Everything You Should Know About IRC

When at-home care fails to alleviate your hemorrhoid symptoms, you may be wondering what medical treatments can help. Infrared coagulation (IRC) is a nonsurgical, in-office treatment for internal hemorrhoids. Click here to learn all about IRC.
Aug 4th, 2021

Don’t Ignore These Warning Signs of Anal Fissures

Do you experience severe pain during a bowel movement that lingers for a few minutes or even a few hours? You may have an anal fissure. Don’t ignore the warning signs. Delaying care for an anal fissure may worsen your condition.
Jul 6th, 2021

What Truck Drivers Should Know About Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a common health problem among truck drivers. However, it’s not the long hours on the road that causes the uncomfortable condition. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about truck drivers and hemorrhoids.
Jun 14th, 2021

Lifestyle Adjustments to Promote Colon Health

Your colon is an important part of your digestive system. Lifestyle habits affect the health and wellbeing of your colon. Making a few lifestyle adjustments may promote colon health and reduce your risk of colon-related health problems.
May 5th, 2021

Is Anal Itchiness Ever Normal?

Anal itchiness is common and often causes an intense itch with a strong urge to scratch. Though not an easy subject to talk about, anal itchiness isn’t normal. It’s a symptom of an underlying health issue. Click here to see what you need to do.
Apr 1st, 2021

How Your Diet Contributes to Anal Pain

Anal pain is common, but it’s a sensitive subject you may be reluctant to share with your doctor. Though your discomfort may be a symptom of any number of conditions, what you eat may be a contributing factor to your anal pain. Click here to learn more.
Mar 7th, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hemorrhoids

Millions of people suffer from hemorrhoids for a long time before reaching out for help. Ignoring your hemorrhoids not only prolongs the pain, but may also increase your risk of developing a more chronic painful problem.
Feb 4th, 2021

What Could Blood in My Stools Mean?

Seeing blood in your stool may trigger all your alarm bells and cause you to wonder: What could this mean? Though bloody stools are often a minor health issue, you shouldn’t ignore the symptom.
Jan 1st, 2021

Can Anything Stop My Anal Itching?

The itch is intense and the urge to scratch is hard to resist. Can anything stop your anal itching? Not scratching is the best place to start, but treating the underlying cause of your anal itch may provide the long-term relief you need.
Dec 1st, 2020

What Caused My Thrombosed Hemorrhoids?

Thrombosed hemorrhoids cause severe pain, inflammation, and swelling that may make it nearly impossible to find a comfortable sitting position. When dealing with this level of pain, you may wonder "what caused my thrombosed hemorrhoids?" Learn more.
Nov 2nd, 2020

Shrink Hemorrhoids with Infrared Light

Many people suffer from hemorrhoid symptoms for a long time before they seek medical help. But there’s no need to prolong your suffering when there are many treatment options, like infrared light treatment that shrinks hemorrhoidal tissue.
Oct 2nd, 2020

When Your Anal Discomfort Needs Medical Attention

Anal discomfort is an embarrassing symptom you may want to ignore. Though rarely the sign of a serious medical condition, there are times when your anal discomfort needs medical attention. Click here to learn when it’s time to seek medical care.
Sep 8th, 2020

5 Foods that Promote Bowel Health

When it comes to treating and preventing hemorrhoids, what you eat can help or hinder your efforts. To help you make the right food choices to alleviate your hemorrhoid symptoms, click here to learn what foods promote bowel health.
Aug 17th, 2020

Top Signs of a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid

Has the discomfort level of your hemorrhoids gone from a 3 to a 10 on the pain scale? Is sitting so painful you’d rather spend the day standing? These may be signs that your external hemorrhoid is now a thrombosed hemorrhoid.
Jun 10th, 2020

Myths and Facts about Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are an embarrassing condition, but treatable with at-home care. However, not all home remedies for hemorrhoids are effective, and some may even be unsafe. Click here to learn the myths and facts about home remedies for hemorrhoids.
May 6th, 2020

The Most Common Causes of Anal Fissures

Anal fissures are common and painful. Unfortunately, if you have a history of these tissue tears, you’re at greater risk of a recurrence. Knowing what causes anal fissures, however, may help prevent more tearing.
Apr 13th, 2020

What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Anal Health

Do you experience pain while sitting or defecating? Do you have blood in your stool? You may have hemorrhoids or anal fissures, which can be of concern during pregnancy. Learn why pregnant women are more likely to develop anal health issues.
Dec 1st, 2019

Is It Normal to Have an Itchy Anus?

It can be hard to talk about your rectal health, especially if you have uncomfortable symptoms like anal itching. Know this, however: It’s a common problem, affecting up to 45% of people in their lifetime. So just ask: What’s normal, and what’s not?
Nov 18th, 2019

What Skin Conditions Cause Anal Pain?

When anal pain and discomfort strike, the effects can be far-reaching, impacting your ability to simply get through your day. Here are some of the likely culprits and how to solve your problem.
Oct 17th, 2019

5 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids may not be a popular topic of conversation, but they’re a common problem that affects 3 in 4 adults during their lifetime. There are simple changes you can make in your lifestyle to help prevent this painful condition.
Sep 11th, 2019

Best and Worst Foods for Hemorrhoids

Looking for a natural way to decrease your risk of developing painful hemorrhoids? Check your diet. A few menu changes can make a significant difference in the number of hemorrhoidal flares you may experience.
Aug 7th, 2019

Why Is There Blood in My Stool?

Finding blood where you least expect it, like in your stool, can understandably cause alarm. Here’s a look at the many reasons for this unwelcome development, which is more common than you might think.
Jun 18th, 2019

When to See a Doctor About Constipation

Constipation happens to almost everyone and usually isn’t cause for concern. But there are times when constipation warrants medical intervention, not only for your comfort, but for your overall health.
May 27th, 2019

4 Signs Your Hemorrhoids Require Medical Intervention

Experiencing the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids? Wondering if the doctor can help? Learn about the four signs that indicate your hemorrhoids require medical intervention and why early treatment matters.
Jan 7th, 2019