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When Should I Seek Treatment for Hemorrhoids?

When Should I Seek Treatment for Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids affect more than 30% third of Americans and account for 4 million doctor’s office and emergency room visits annually. These swollen veins, found in the anus and lower rectum, create symptoms ranging from mild to major.
May 9th, 2024
Can an Anal Fistula Heal on Its Own?

Can an Anal Fistula Heal on Its Own?

Anal fistulas form when an abscess affects the anal area. An anal fistula is a tunnel between the skin of the buttocks and the anal canal. The condition can be painful—but can it heal on its own? 
Apr 2nd, 2024
I’ve Been Diagnosed with Anal Warts; Now What?

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Anal Warts; Now What?

Anal and genital warts result from HPV infection. Any sexual or skin-to-skin contact in the area around the anus could transmit an HPV strain that causes warts. Treatment depends on location and severity and typically involves topical solutions or surgery.
Mar 1st, 2024
Can Pilonidal Disease Return After Surgery?

Can Pilonidal Disease Return After Surgery?

Pilonidal disease forms around the tailbone. Treatment often includes drainage or excision surgery. Will that take care of the problem? Maybe. Read on to learn about an approach with a high rate of preventing recurrence.
Dec 19th, 2023
Do I Need Surgery for My Hemorrhoids?

Do I Need Surgery for My Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are a tissue problem affecting blood vessels in and around the anus and rectum. Often a nuisance, sometimes persistent hemorrhoid symptoms require surgery.
Oct 1st, 2023
Anal Itching at Night: What Could It Mean?

Anal Itching at Night: What Could It Mean?

A skin condition affecting the region around the anus, pruritus ani (anal itching) has multiple causes. It can become worse at night, noticeable enough to disturb your sleep. It’s primarily a problem that affects men over the age of 40.
Aug 1st, 2023
Surgical Treatment to Repair Anal Fissures

Surgical Treatment to Repair Anal Fissures

While an anal fissure can be a short-lived, self-healing condition, some turn into chronic, persistent problems. Acute anal fissures can cause severe pain. Whether acute or chronic, surgery may be the right choice to promote healing.
Jul 10th, 2023
Surgical Treatment for Fistulas

Surgical Treatment for Fistulas

Following an anal abscess, your chances of developing an anal fistula increase dramatically. An abnormal opening connecting the anal canal with the surface of the buttocks, a fistula won’t heal spontaneously. You’ll need surgery to cure the problem.
Jun 1st, 2023
Rectal Bleeding Without Hemorrhoids: 3 Known Causes

Rectal Bleeding Without Hemorrhoids: 3 Known Causes

It’s never a comfortable feeling to find signs of blood after a bowel movement. While it’s common with some types of hemorrhoids, it can also be a symptom of other colorectal issues. Here are three other causes of rectal bleeding.
May 4th, 2023
Pilonidal Cleft Lift Surgery

Pilonidal Cleft Lift Surgery

Pilonidal disease is a chronic infection of the skin near the top of the crease of the buttocks. Sometimes misdiagnosed as ingrown hair or a pilonidal cyst, the disease often creates a cavity, or sinus, below the skin that requires surgery to correct.
Apr 1st, 2023

2 Types of Hemorrhoids and What They Mean

About half of all Americans experience hemorrhoids by the time they reach the age of 50. Caused by swollen vascular tissue at the end of the digestive tract, hemorrhoids’ symptoms range from annoying to quite painful. Read on to learn more about the two ty
Mar 21st, 2023
Anal Warts vs. Tags: How to Tell the Difference

Anal Warts vs. Tags: How to Tell the Difference

It’s important to differentiate between anal skin tags and anal warts, as one is infectious and can be passed to others. Avoid attempting self-diagnosis and rely on the help of a physician trained in recognizing these two conditions.
Feb 1st, 2023
Pilonidal Cyst Surgery

Pilonidal Cyst Surgery

Repeated pilonidal infections may require surgery to resolve. Colon and rectal surgeons perform a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to help patients with pilonidal disease.
Jan 1st, 2023
The Link Between Diabetes and Anal Itching

The Link Between Diabetes and Anal Itching

Don’t hesitate to schedule a rectal exam if you’re experiencing anal itching. Certain conditions, such as diabetes, may increase your risk. Knowing about the connection can help you best manage it.
Dec 6th, 2022
When You Should See a Doctor About Rectal Bleeding

When You Should See a Doctor About Rectal Bleeding

While seeing blood on toilet paper may set off alarm bells, rectal bleeding is often caused by less serious conditions that respond to treatment. Get in touch with a specialist for an evaluation.
Nov 30th, 2022
What Causes Condyloma?

What Causes Condyloma?

In most cases, anal warts cause no pain. Still, without appropriate treatment, these painless growths, known as condyloma, can cause serious health problems. Treatment is crucial to avoid complications.
Oct 2nd, 2022
Anal Skin Tags: Treatment and Prevention

Anal Skin Tags: Treatment and Prevention

Skin tags that develop around the anus are not life-threatening. However, they may become irritated and inflamed. If you have anal skin tags, talk to a colon and rectal specialist about how to deal with them for good.
Sep 4th, 2022
Why Does Pregnancy Put Me at Risk for Hemorrhoids?

Why Does Pregnancy Put Me at Risk for Hemorrhoids?

Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy, and some of them are surprising and even unpleasant. Hemorrhoids, while usually harmless, can cause some discomfort, itching, and irritation.
Aug 9th, 2022
How Your Diet Can Help Prevent Hemorrhoids

How Your Diet Can Help Prevent Hemorrhoids

Many patients are hesitant to discuss or seek help for hemorrhoids and their related symptoms. Rest assured that hemorrhoids are incredibly common, and with treatment you can say goodbye to bothersome symptoms.
Jul 1st, 2022
Anal Itching: Causes and Self-Care Tips

Anal Itching: Causes and Self-Care Tips

Anal itching is not only bothersome, but may also be a topic you’re uncomfortable talking about. Rest assured that it’s common and treatable. A colon and rectal specialist is your best resource.
Jun 1st, 2022
Causes and Prevention of Anal Fissures

Causes and Prevention of Anal Fissures

Anal fissures often heal within a few weeks if you take the right steps. If your symptoms are severe, or don’t improve, see a colon and rectal specialist for an evaluation.
May 1st, 2022
Who’s At Risk for Colon Cancer?

Who’s At Risk for Colon Cancer?

With the rise in colon cancer cases each year, everyone should be concerned about their colon health. Learn about steps you can take to reduce your risk and protect your colon.
Mar 1st, 2022
 Why Am I So Itchy Back There?

Why Am I So Itchy Back There?

Anal itching can strike out of nowhere and escalate into an irresistible urge to scratch. An evaluation can help you get answers, treatment, and relief from persistent itching.
Jan 1st, 2022
Should I Be Worried About Anal Tags?

Should I Be Worried About Anal Tags?

Anal skin tags are common growths that you can have removed easily. Anal skin tag surgery is a quick, effective way to remove these noncancerous pieces of excess skin that may cause you discomfort.
Dec 5th, 2021
How to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy

How to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy

Good colon preparation is key to a successful colonoscopy. Work with your provider to choose a colon-cleanse preparation that will be the most effective for you.
Nov 3rd, 2021
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hemorrhoids

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are often painful, but most adults will get them at one time or another during their lifetime. See a doctor if you think you have hemorrhoids, or notice symptoms like rectal bleeding.
Oct 5th, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Pilonidal Disease

Pilonidal disease occurs in adolescents and adults and usually requires expert treatment to manage and reduce the risk of complications. With proper treatment, you can improve symptoms and reduce the recurrence.
Sep 9th, 2021
Anal Fistula Signs and Treatment

Anal Fistula Signs and Treatment

Anal fistulas develop in the anus, resulting in anorectal discomfort. With treatment, anal fistulas can be surgically fixed, and the symptoms of bleeding, draining, and discomfort can be relieved.
Aug 15th, 2021

What Does Rectal Bleeding Indicate?

Rectal bleeding can be frightening, especially when you don’t know the cause. Some cases of rectal bleeding are severe and may be a sign of a more serious condition.
Jun 15th, 2021

When Do Hemorrhoids Require Medical Intervention?

If the bumps, bleeding, and pain of hemorrhoids are making life less fun, getting relief is probably at the top of your to-do list. If home steps aren’t cutting it, numerous highly effective medical treatments are available.
May 18th, 2021

2019 Novel Coronavirus and Patient Safety

As healthcare providers, our first priority is serving our patients and community. We are taking precautions to ensure we can continue caring for our patients. In addition, the CDC has provided recommended preventive measures to help reduce the spread ...
Mar 11th, 2020

Why is there blood in my stool?

There are several reasons why you may see blood in your stool. It’s more common to see blood on the outside of your stool, such as a drop or two of blood in the toilet after a bowel movement or a small amount of blood after wiping.
Feb 3rd, 2020

Is 45 The New 50? When Should You Get Screened For Colon Cancer?

The American Cancer Society lowered its recommended colon cancer screening age from 50 to 45 last year. Today, young-onset colorectal cancer survivor and business leader, Scott Wilson, is leading efforts in Colorado to mandate this age reduction and ...
Dec 17th, 2019

Anxiety Before Your Colonoscopy?

Anxiety before your colonoscopy is not abnormal, especially if it is your first one! We would like to take a couple minutes to ease your concerns and answer a few frequently asked questions we receive about colonoscopy procedures.
Oct 11th, 2019

Cycling and Hemorrhoids… Is there a connection?

The amazing trails and panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains make Colorado one of the best places in the country for cycling enthusiasts. It is more of an anomaly to not have a bike here than to have one.
May 29th, 2019

Weightlifters and Hemorrhoids

When it comes to fitness and health, lifting weights regularly paired with good nutrition can create lasting results. Being dedicated to this method of exercise can benefit our entire mind, body and spiritual health. It can control body weight issues, ...
Apr 1st, 2019

Running with Hemorrhoids

What do Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Gold Coast, London, NYC, Prague, and Tokyo have in common? In addition to being home to the world’s top 10 marathons, they’re home to hemorrhoids….hundreds and hundreds of hemorrhoids.
Jun 4th, 2018

What’s that Pain in My Butt?

Hemorrhoids are a common culprit. They can be either inside or outside your rectum, and they really hurt when they’re angry!
Mar 29th, 2018

10th Annual UndyRunWalk – June 23rd

Join Colorado Colon & Rectal Specialists for the 10th Annual UndyRunWalk! This event will be held on June 23rd, 2018, at City Park in Denver. Help us support the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and increase awareness for their cause.
Mar 29th, 2018

9NEWS Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

9NEWS/NBC selected Colorado Colon & Rectal Specialists’ Dr. Lisa A. Perryman, FACS, FASCRS, to launch Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March 2017. It marked the return of the popular 9NEWS Buddy Check9, which highlights different types of cancer each month.
Apr 24th, 2017

Colorado Health Neighborhood Insurance

We are now participating in the Colorado Health Neighborhood Network and accepting CHN insurance plans. There are several policies listed under these plans.
Feb 22nd, 2017

2016 Beers 4 Rears Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone that participated in and donated to this year’s Beers 4 Rears fundraiser at Dry Dock Brewery! We had a RECORD turn out!
May 19th, 2016

Colon Health and Your Diet

Start the New Year off right by improving your colon health through eating a healthy diet. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published research linking red meat and processed meat to colon cancer.
Jan 7th, 2016

Undy Run/Walk Event

A big thanks to everyone who supported Beers 4 Rears and the Undy Run/Walk event. This is the 3rd year we have participated in the Undy Run/Walk event. Our team name is the Healthy Hiney.
Jun 30th, 2015

Beers 4 Rears FUNdraiser

Colon cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., yet most people don’t talk about it. Colon cancer is preventable by getting routine colonoscopy screenings.
Apr 29th, 2015

Introducing Our New Patient Portal

We will soon be adding a patient portal. Both new and existing patients can use this portal to: *Access your medical records held with our office
Mar 23rd, 2015

Dr. Perryman Featured in Grow Magazine

Dr. Perryman is featured in the newest edition of Centura Health’s Grow Magazine. Screening colonoscopies may reduce the risk of new, late- stage cancer by 70 percent, according, to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jan 20th, 2015

Screen This Too!

October has become know for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, even sometimes being called ‘Pinktober’. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Screen This Too campaign encourages people to remember the importance of ...
Oct 3rd, 2014

Beers 4 Rears!!!

Colon cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., yet most people don’t talk about it. Colon cancer is preventable by getting routine colonoscopy screenings.
May 13th, 2014

Infrared Coagulation

Q&A: Regarding Infrared Coagulation (IRC) What is Infrared Coagulation? IRC is a non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment that can be performed in the office without anesthesia.
Oct 31st, 2013

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a small split or tear in the lining of the anal canal. Anal fissures may be caused by constipation, the passing of large, hard stools, or by prolonged diarrhea.
Jul 13th, 2012

Fixed Price Colonoscopy

Dr. Perryman participates with Parker Adventist Hospital in the fixed price colonoscopy program. Fixed price colonoscopies are for patients who do not have insurance coverage.
Jul 2nd, 2012

Rectal Bleeding

The most common misconception about rectal bleeding is that it is coming from hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can be the cause of rectal bleeding; however, there are many other conditions that can cause rectal bleeding.
Jun 6th, 2012

WEBCAST

Colorectal Cancer and Digestive Health Awareness Webcast Be sure to click the link above and join in on March 28th as The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons answer your questions about...
Mar 12th, 2012

March 2nd is Dress In Blue Day!

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that colon cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer?
Feb 29th, 2012

You can Prevent Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death However, the good news is that regular screening colonoscopies can prevent colon cancer from starting.
Dec 1st, 2011

What Causes Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are vascular cushions in the anal canal. Hemorrhoids are normal. However, if these vascular cushions become enlarged or inflamed, symptoms, such as bleeding, discomfort, swelling or protrusion, may result.
Dec 1st, 2011