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Anal fistula by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm What is anal fistula? Anal fistulae originate from the anal glands, which are located between the two layers of the anal sphincters and which drain into the anal canal. If the outlet of these glands becomes blocked, an abscess can form which can eventually point to the skin surface. The tract formed by this process is the fistula. Definiti ... Read on »
Anal Abscesses/Fistulae by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment An abscess results from an acute infection of a small gland just inside the anus, when bacteria or foreign matter enters the tissue through the gland. Certain conditions - colitis or other inflammation of the intestine, for example - can sometimes make these infections more likely. After an abscess has been drained, a tunnel may persis ... Read on »
Anal Cancers by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Anal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the anus. The anus is the end of the large intestine, below the rectum, through which stool (solid waste) leaves the body. Two sphincter muscles open and close the anal opening to let stool pass out of the body. The anal canal, the part of the anus between th ... Read on »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
Leading colorectal surgeon sheds light on anal conditions by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 07 Feb 2012 11:11am Information regarding the treatment of anal fissures, anal fistulas and haemorrhoidsSwollen blood vessels around the anus, also known as piles. does not often get a good airing despite the agony and embarrassment that can be caused by these common conditions. Colorectal conditio ... Read on »
Immuno-Modulator Medications Used To Treat Crohn's Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm The bodys immune system is its defense against infection and disease. By suppressing the bodys immune system, doctors can reduce inflammation and other symptoms of Crohn's Disease. These types of medications are used to help continue remission. Your physician will know the best medications for you and will discuss with you the pros and con ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal Disorders by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Functional disorders Functional disorders are those in which the bowel looks normal but doesn't work properly. They are the most common problems affecting the colon and rectum, and include constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The primary causes for functional disorders include: Eating a diet low in fiber Not ... Read on »
Anti-Inflammation Medications Use To Treat Crohn's Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Anti-inflammation medications are one type of medication used to treat Crohn's Disease. Anti-inflammatory drugs are, obviously, used to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract. Inflammation is cause by a surplus of white blood cells. White blood cells are the bodys defense against infection and disease. With Crohn's Disease the body star ... Read on »
Here is a sample of some of the questions you have asked with the answers below them. by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Medications & Diet I had my surgery 2 months ago (J-pouch) and I am still having discomfort. I have been taking Darvocet-N 100 and that seems to help me relax a little, but I am concerned that I may be getting addicted to it physically or mentally, I am not sure. I am planning to travel overseas for three weeks and I don't know i ... Read on »
Geoff Slater-Amazing Crohn's Disease recovery story!!! by Jay Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:17pm I have just recently started talking to Geoff within the last few weeks and I was very inspired by his story and the stuff he has went through. I actually had the honor of speaking with him on the telephone for about an hour last friday and must admit this is a cool dude. I was speaking with him while he was on his yearly vacation in Florida with ... Read on »