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Racing stripes for grown-ups

When doing the laundry at home, it’s common to find “racing stripes” in your kids’ underwear. But it could be a sign of something that goes beyond a bad wipe if you find them in yours. If you’re using a lot of toilet paper, more than you used to, but still find you aren’t quite there in terms of cleanliness, you probably have...

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The scoop on poop

Hippocrates said, “all disease begins in the gut.” Over 2,000 years later, we are discovering just how true that statement is. Metabolic problems, inflammatory and autoimmune problems, and, yes, even hemorrhoids, are often related to poor gut health. Many of my patients suffer from chronic diarrhea or constipation, irritable bowel...

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Whack-a-Mole roids

With the beautiful (and finally warm) weather here to stay, being out all day is a good thing. But for people suffering from hemorrhoids, the idea of being out all day is not. Over time, hemorrhoidal tissue can get stretched and protrude through the anus, which means that while you’re out and about trying to enjoy everything that Mother...

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Should you floss a roid?

The internet is full of miracle cures for everything from erectile dysfunction to weight loss. Even hemorrhoids have their place among the do-it-yourself home remedies. One method involves wrapping dental floss around the base of the hemorrhoid and tying it as tight as you can manage. In addition to the navigational challenges is the...

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Relax, it’s only your butt

I get it. Anything that pertains to your rear end can be a source of amusement or embarrassment. The latter keeps many people from coming to see me as soon as they notice the pain, burning and itch associated with hemorrhoids. Eventually they decide the gain is far better than living with the pain and schedule an appointment. Here’s...

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