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What Are Chronic Anal Fissures?

Most people initially become aware they have a tear in the skin around their anus because of the stinging and burning that occurs when they use the bathroom. These tears are known as anal fissures. In addition to the pain, sufferers may also notice a 
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Should I Be Worried About Having A Colonoscopy?

People often put off routine colonoscopy screenings, because of fear, dread, and horror stories they’ve heard about the procedure. Let’s face it: No one likes to think about health issues “back there” much less see a doctor about them. Colonoscopies, however, are key to pinpointing 
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What to Expect During a Colon Biopsy

If your doctor has requested a colon biopsy, first and foremost, it’s important to note that a biopsy does not mean that you have colon cancer. A biopsy is simply a method of gathering tissues, fluid, or cells to test for pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. 
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What Happens After a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopies are one of the most dreaded screening procedures for many patients, but they are very important for those who are over age 50 or at an increased risk for colon cancer. While the preparation required before the test — usually consisting of a combination 
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What Are Chronic Anal Fissures?

Most people initially become aware they have a tear in the skin around their anus because of the stinging and burning that occurs when they use the bathroom. These tears are known as anal fissures. In addition to the pain, sufferers may also notice a 
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My Doctor Found Polyps, Now What?

Doctors recommend having regular colonoscopy screenings beginning at age 50, because being over that age is the greatest single risk factor for developing colon polyps. In fact, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy estimates that one out of every four seniors has at least one 
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Why A Virtual Colonoscopy Is Not Effective

By name alone, “virtual colonoscopy” might give the impression that it is a less complicated medical procedure than its traditional counterpart, but, this isn’t the case. Preparation for a virtual colonoscopy not only requires the same amount of preparation and cleansing ritual as the standard 
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What are the 5 Most Important Health Tips for Men?

While more men than ever are managing their health by getting regular screenings and practicing preventive medicine, there are still countless men who are affected by health conditions that go unnoticed until they have caused serious damage. The medical team at La Peer’s Colonoscopy Center 
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Need a Colonoscopy? Here’s What To Expect

A colonoscopy may be one of the more dreaded routine tests. All told, however, it will usually last for less than 15 or 20 minutes and your colorectal surgeon will make it as comfortable as possible for you both before and during the minimally-invasive procedure. 
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