Rectal bleeding is a common condition and affects over 50%. But what causes it and does it always need to be investigated by a specialist? Top colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon based in London, Mr Romi Navaratnam explains.
We spoke to leading colorectal surgeon, Mr Paul Ziprin, to find out whether rectal bleeding is ever normal. Find out how colorectal cancer is increasing in younger patients and what the main causes of blood in stools are. We also found out what the likelihood is that it could be a sign of colorectal cancer.
You may be asked to do a FIT test by your GP if you suspect rectal bleeding when you go to the bathroom. The stool samples that are sent off as part of the test will determine whether you need further investigations or whether you are negative for bowel disease. Read more from one of our top colorectal surgeons Professor Manish Chand on the FIT test and how rectal bleeding is investigated.
With there being many different surgical options to treat bowel cancer, one of our top colorectal surgeons Mr Muti Abulafi has explained everything you need to know about the trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) procedure.
Rectal prolapse can have a great impact on your quality of life. Learn from Mr Rajeev Peravali about its causes, if it can ever go away on its own and how a rectal prolapse can be treated to restore your quality of life.
If you've been told that you need to have laparoscopy for your hernia, you may wonder what to expect from surgery. One of our expert surgeons Mr Yüksel Gerçek explains exactly what happens before, during and after the operation.
When medication isn't enough to result in long-lasting relief from the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, surgical management can be provided. Learn about the role of surgery in improving the quality of life for people suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC), as explained by Professor Richard Cohen, a colorectal surgeon and expert in IBD.
Patients with diverticular disease experience sacs along the large intestine and when these become inflamed or infected, the condition is recognised as diverticulitis. Mr Savvas Papagrigoriadis, a leading expert in diverticular disease, answers common questions about diverticular disease.
Although haemorrhoids (piles) can be painful and unpleasant, there are many effective ways of treating and preventing them. Usually, they get better on their own but there are occasions where patients need hospital treatment. We spoke with the founder of the Birmingham Haemorrhoid Clinic and general and colorectal surgeon Mr David McArthur. He shared with us some lifestyle changes and home remedies that can reduce symptoms.
Anal fistulas usually develop after an anal abscess. In fact, between 15% and 50% of people with an abscess will develop a fistula. There are solutions for this condition, however. In this article, colorectal surgeon Mr Richard Lovegrove explains the causes and treatments, as well as addressing if and when fistulas can heal on their own.