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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.  Hemorrhoids become enlarged from increased pressure in the lower rectum.  Factors causing increased pressure include:  constipation, straining, prolonged sitting on the toilet, pregnancy, obesity and anal intercourse.  Hemorrhoids can also enlarge as you get older because the surrounding tissues in your rectum weaken and stretch with age.

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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 ...

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.

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.