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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