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  The first thing we need to understand is that appendicitis is a surgical emergency. When treated appropriately, complications are very few. What are the symptoms of appendicitis? A person suffering from appendicitis might experience dull aching pain around the umbilicus. The pain slowly localizes to lower right side. It is associated with vomiting and […]

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What is hernia? It is a weakened spot through which contents of the abdomen come out to lay just below the skin. Usually, there are layers of muscle and sheath covering the intestine. But when weakness occurs for one or the other reason discussed later in the article, then people develop hernia. Types of Hernia Incisional […]

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Colorectal cancer is cancer affecting the large intestine and rectum. There has been a rapid increase in colorectal cancer in India, and this can be attributed to two factors: Increasing life expectancy Following the western lifestyle Most cases occur above the age of 50. It is true that if detected early, then colorectal cancer can […]

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What is an anal fistula? It is an abnormal connection between your anal canal (back passage) to the surrounding skin. It can occur due to various reasons explained below. What causes anal fistula? Most fistulas are caused by simple hair follicle infection that was not treated completely/properly. There are millions of hair follicles in one’s body. Any one of them around […]

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Is there a solution for difficulty in emptying the bowel fully? Some people get a sensation of incomplete emptying after visiting the toilet. They put up with it as they think it is not curable or because of embarrassment to seek help. If you are suffering silently, then no need to do so. It can […]

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What is pruritis ani? It’s a condition characterised by excessive itching around the anal canal. Even though it is not serious, it is socially embarrassing at the least. The problem is compounded by the fact that patients feel embarrassed to seek help from doctors at the early stage. Treatment gets even more difficult as patients seek at a […]

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