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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids occur when small cushions within and around the anus become inflamed, causing bleeding, itching, irritation, and pain. Hemorrhoids can be internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids are usually not sensitive or painful, but can cause several problems. Patients are much more likely to recognize symptoms of external hemorrhoids, as they are covered only by a delicate layer of skin. Hemorrhoids develop for many reasons, from pregnancy to chronic diarrhea. While some stages of hemorrhoids can be treated with medication and changes in diet, some require surgery.

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Anal Abscess and Fistula

An anal abscess is caused by infection within the internal glands of the anus. Left intreated, abscess can lead to an anal fistula. A fistula is a tunnel that develops between the anal glands and the external skin. Fistula treatment usually requires surgery.

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Anal Fissures

Anal fissures are small tears in the skin lining the anus. They are extremely common, with up to three million patients in the United States seeking treatment for the condition each year. Anal fissures cause symptoms including pain, bleeding, and itching around the anus. In many cases, fissures can be treated without surgery. 

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Anal Ulcers

Anal ulcers can arise from sexually transmitted diseases, anal itching, drug side effects, chronic anal fissures, Crohn’s disease, and other factors. The condition consists of one or more breaks in the tissue of the rectal area, resulting in an open wound. We provide diagnosis and treatment of anal ulcers to ease symptoms and facilitate healing.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic inflammation along all or part of the digestive tract. IBD typically affects younger patients, but can occur at any age. Without treatment, IBD can become very painful and lead to more serious issues. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease are two of the most common types of IBD. Symptoms of the disease include bleeding during bowel movements, bloating, and diarrhea. While no medical cure exists for IBD, the specialists at CRSSNY can help patients manage pain and relieve other symptoms.

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Diverticulitis

The colon can develop pockets called diverticula. These can become infected and inflamed, causing severe pain. Diverticulitis can develop when the colon has to work very hard to move food through the intestine. This causes pressure, which creates the diverticula pockets that can harbor bacteria. To determine whether patients have diverticulitis, our surgeons may order blood tests, urinalysis, X-rays, or a rectal exam. While changes in a patient's diet and medication can help relieve diverticulitis, some patients will require colon resection surgery.

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Rectal Prolapse, Constipation, and Incontinence

Rectal prolapse occurs when all or part of a patient's rectum migrates through the anus toward the outside of the body. It requires immediate attention to avoid much more painful, serious conditions. Rectal prolapse can develop as a result of anal muscles weakening with age, pregnancy, nerve damage, and other causes. Weakened anal muscles can also lead to constipation or incontinence. Surgery is often necessary to correct rectal prolapse.

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a life-threatening condition that can be detected early with regular screenings. Like most other types of cancer, colorectal cancer has a much higher survival rate when it is detected in its early stages. Unfortunately, later-stage colon cancer has low survival rates, as it can spread aggressively to other organs. Your best defense against colon cancer is regular screenings from the colorectal specialists at CRSSNY.

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Anorectal Pain

Anorectal pain occurs in the area including the anus and rectum. If you are experiencing pain in your anus, rectum, or anywhere around your buttocks, you should see a colorectal specialist as soon as possible. Disorders that commonly cause anorectal pain include hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, rectal prolapse, and anal fissures. Symptoms vary from burning and itching to bleeding and swelling. Dietary modifications and over-the-counter medication are effective treatments for many of these conditions. More serious conditions require surgery. Learn More About Anorectal Pain

Pilonidal Disease

Pilonidal disease is a chronic infection of the skin in or near the buttock crease. It usually occurs when hair follicles become infected and create a cyst. It can also occur when a loose hair becomes trapped in the crease, leading to inflammation and irritation.  The disease most often affects men, patients with thick body hair, and overweight patients. Without medical attention, pilonidal disease will progress, causing redness, tenderness, and discharge. Treatment typically involves surgical incisions, which allow an infection to drain. Learn More About Pilonidal Disease

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Several sexually transmitted diseases can affect the colon and rectal region. At CRSSNY, we treat gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, herpes, human papilloma virus (HPV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).  Contact Us to Learn More

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by abdominal discomfort and a range of symptoms including diarrhea, constipation, and alternating episodes of both. While not a life-threatening disorder, IBS can negatively impact overall quality of life. Even though IBS is quite common, few seek medical care. Our specialists can provide discreet, comfortable care to ease your symptoms.

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes sores in the colon or the large intestine. Depending on the severity of the disease, treatment options may include medicines, diet change, or surgery. Our team of doctors are experts in working with patients who would like to regain their comfort, live a higher quality of life, and minimize the effects of intestinal disease.

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease caused by an immune reaction against the intestinal tract. It typically affects the small intestine, but it is possible for it to affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. Our doctors can help add comfort during flare-ups, increase the time between flare-ups, and offer the very best treatment possible.

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