This is a common question. We want to note that you are advised to stop taking any Blood Thinners *, ibuprofen (Advil®) included, 7 days prior to your exam. Most of the time, you can take Tylenol® before and after unless there are unusual circumstances.
When you live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea are regular and unwanted guests.
These common IBS symptoms disappear and reappear; they range from mild, to severe and debilitating. The constant symptom fluctuation makes it difficult to know if and when to seek medical attention and treatment.
Are you tired of using pads for accidental bowel leakage but don’t know what else to do?
Bowel leakage, or fecal incontinence, is embarrassing, disruptive to daily life and also very common. That’s right, even though you may feel alone and not want to discuss it, the truth is millions of people suffer from the same condition.
The annual Our Health Richmond Bedside Manner awards were recently announced.
Congratulations to all the Richmond area providers who were recognized and thank you to all the CRS patients who voted for our colon specialists and practice.
Dr. Gentry, Dr. Charron and Dr. Vorenberg were all recognized in the General Surgery category. Dr. Charron received the first place award, Dr. Gentry received the third place award and Dr. Vorenberg received an honorable mention.
The mission of all the providers in our practice is to provide high quality medical care for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of colorectal cancer and other intestinal and anorectal disorders.
While hemorrhoids are a pain, the good news is most do not require surgery and can be managed through other treatments, changes in diet, or at home remedies.
Surgery for hemorrhoids is usually only performed for severe cases, such as when home remedies aren’t working, emergencies (such as extreme bleeding), or when they become so bothersome or painful that they impact your lifestyle.
Many women think colon cancer is a men’s health issue and don’t see the need for colon screening procedures like colonoscopies.
The truth is colon cancer doesn’t play favorites and can occur in both women and men. According to the CDC, colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer among women behind breast and lung cancer.
Colonoscopies for Women over the Age of 50
If you are a woman age 50 or older take the time to schedule a colonoscopy. This life-saving test can detect benign polyps that may be removed during the procedure – before they have a chance to turn into cancer.
Here’s an informative video with some more information:
Don’t wait. Talk to your doctor or contact Colon & Rectal Specialists for an appointment. After all, you don’t want to miss the chance to kiss those grandkids – and change their dirty diapers.
Have Questions About Maintaining a Healthy Colon?
It’s normal to have questions about colonoscopy screenings, colon cancer risks, and other colon health-related topics. Contact Colon & Rectal Specialists in Richmond, VA today.
Wondering if you can take Advil or Tylenol before or after a colonoscopy? This is actually a very common question.
New technology is helping patients at risk for anal cancer stay healthier with more accurate, and painless, screenings.
High Resolution Anoscopy, or HRA for short, can examine the anal canal using an anoscope, which is a small thin tube. The tube is connected to a device that allows your doctor to look for abnormalities in your gastrointestinal tract, anus and rectum.
Finding blood on the toilet paper, or in the toilet after a bowel movement can be scary. But it isn’t always a cause for concern.
What Causes Rectal Bleeding?
There are several common reasons for rectal bleeding. The most common is hemorrhoids. Other causes can include anal fissures, polyps, colitis or tumors.