The news that you need an anoscopy exam can be alarming, particularly if you’ve never had a rectal exam or colonoscopy in the past. Most patients worry the exam is painful, particularly if the issue in question already causes a level of discomfort.
The good news is that an anoscopy exam is not typically painful, however it may feel slightly uncomfortable and you could experience a small “pinching” sensation if biopsy is necessary.
That being said, any discomfort you experience will be relatively minimal, and you can return to your normally scheduled activities immediately afterwards.
Knowing what’s going to happen, is key to feeling more comfortable and knowledgeable about the procedure, which helps patients to relax. Being relaxed is the single most important thing you can do to minimize any type of discomfort during the exam.
Please join Dr. Vorenberg along with other area health providers for an important discussion of today’s newest technology in health care. Participants will explore topics about minimally invasive procedures that patients may be putting o for various reasons. What used to keep us out of the game for weeks on end, may now just be a quick inconvenience.
Have you heard about Cologuard, wondering what it is or if it can replace a routine colonoscopy?
Cologuard is a fairly new test designed to detect precancerous cells in the colon and rectum. It is a prescription only test so you must see a doctor to obtain the prescription before you can obtain your test kit.
One of the most common questions we get at CRS is “how do I know if my bowel prep is working?
When prepping for a colonoscopy your doctor has probably talked to you about how important the bowel prep process is for accurate results. Residue left behind can make it harder for the doctor to view your colon during the exam – meaning a polyp or other issue might not be seen as clearly or even missed.
The good news is that caught early,colon cancer survival rates are as high as 92%. The bad news is those desirable statistics may only apply to those who catch their cancer while it’s still in the first-stage.
When colon cancer is caught too late, the story can become all-too-common: Someone who patient did, indeed, have symptoms that raised a red flag, but he or she didn’t think they would have cancer because….
This is a common question. We want to note that you are advised to stop taking any Blood Thinners*, ibuprofen (Advil®) included, 7 days prior to your exam. Most of the time, you can take Tylenol® before and after unless there are unusual circumstances.
When you live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea are regular and unwanted guests.
These common IBS symptoms disappear and reappear; they range from mild, to severe and debilitating. The constant symptom fluctuation makes it difficult to know if and when to seek medical attention and treatment.
Are you tired of using pads for accidental bowel leakage but don’t know what else to do?
Bowel leakage, or fecal incontinence, is embarrassing, disruptive to daily life and also very common. That’s right, even though you may feel alone and not want to discuss it, the truth is millions of people suffer from the same condition.
The annual Our Health Richmond Bedside Manner awards were recently announced.
Congratulations to all the Richmond area providers who were recognized and thank you to all the CRS patients who voted for our colon specialists and practice.
Dr. Gentry, Dr. Charron and Dr. Vorenberg were all recognized in the General Surgery category. Dr. Charron received the first place award, Dr. Gentry received the third place award and Dr. Vorenberg received an honorable mention.
The mission of all the providers in our practice is to provide high quality medical care for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of colorectal cancer and other intestinal and anorectal disorders.