Colorectal Proctology

Transanal Minimal Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)

Transanal Minimal Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) is a specialized minimally invasive approach to removing benign polyps and some cancerous tumors within the rectum and lower sigmoid colon. The benefit of TAMIS is that it is considered an organ-sparing procedure, and is performed entirely through the body’s natural opening, requiring no skin …

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Rectal Prolapse

Rectal Prolapse Rectal prolapse is a medical condition in which the rectum starts to push through the anus. The rectum is that last part of your large intestine, and the anus is the opening through which stool exits your body.Rectal prolapse can range from mild to severe. Mild cases can often be treated without surgery. Severe …

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Pelvis Floor Problems

Pelvis Floor Problems Pelvis Floor Problems (pelvic floor dysfunction) is the term that includes a variety of disorders that occur when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments are impaired. Your pelvic floor is the group of muscles and ligaments in your pelvic region. The pelvic floor acts like a sling to support the organs in your pelvis — …

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Haemorrhoids Haemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum and resemble varicose veins. Commonly called piles, haemorrhoids can be internal and develop inside the rectum, or external – under the skin around the anus. Internal haemorrhoids are made up of small hemorrhoidal vessels and a part of the blood supply to the anus. …

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Fecal Incontinence

Fecal Incontinence Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve damage. …

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Constipation Constipation is common and it affects people of all ages. You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. This page is about constipation in adults. It’s likely to be constipation if: you have not had a poo at least 3 times during the last week the poo …

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short. As the drawing shows, the colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Sometimes abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon …

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Anorectal Manometry

Anorectal Manometry Anorectal Manometry – Essential Things to Learn About The Procedure The muscles located within the anus and rectum of an individual play an important part in ensuring smooth bowel movements. These muscles are tightened, when the individuals need to hold in a bowel movement and become relaxed when a bowel movement is passed. …

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Anal Warts

Anal Warts Anal warts (condyloma acuminata) are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD). The warts affect the area around and inside the anus, but may also develop on the skin of the genital area. They first appear as tiny spots or growths, often as small as a …

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Anal Fissure

Anal Fissure A thin, moist tissue called mucosa lines the anus. When this develops a tear, it’s called an anal fissure. When a person passes hard or large stools it can lead to an anal fissure, and cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. The patient may also suffer from spasms in the anal sphincter, …

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Anal Fistula

Anal Fistula An anal fistula is an infected tunnel that runs between the skin and the anal opening. This is usually the result of an infection that originates in an anal gland and causes an abscess – a swollen pocket of infected tissue and fluid. The fistula forms a tunnel under the skin and connects …

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