Proctologist in Delhi
One of the most important system in us human beings is the gastrointestinal tract. The study of the lower part of this tract is known as proctology. A proctologist is a well-trained medical professional who deals with the disorders that involve the rectum, anus, and the colon. The term proctologist is derived from a Greek word, proktos, meaning hind.
- Anal fissures
When a small cut or tear appears in the anus, it is known as anal fissure. It can lead to severe pain and also bleeding. The symptoms of this condition include;
- Tear around the anus, which is visible
- A skin tag
- Lump around the anus
- Sharp pain while passing stools
- Blood in stools
- Burning or itch in the anal area
The causes of this condition are;
- Too much strain during the childbirth
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- The reduction in the blood supply to the anorectal area
- Too tight sphincter muscles
Sometimes, this condition also develops because of; HIV, anal cancer, tuberculosis, syphilis, and herpes.
- Crohn’s disease
It is an inflammatory bowel disease where the digestive tract becomes inflamed leading to pain in the abdomen, severe diarrhea, fatigue, loss of weight, and even malnutrition. The symptoms of this disorder start slowly, progressing from mild to severe. However, it can also occur all of a sudden without any indication. However, some of the common symptoms of this disorder include;
- Pain and cramping in the abdomen
- Blood in stools
- Mouth sores
- Appetite becomes less
- Weight loss
- You may experience pain or drainage from the anus
Other symptoms, when the disease becomes severe, includes; inflammation of skin, eyes, joints, liver or bile ducts, delay in growth and sexual development in young children. The cause of this disease is still not clear, however, the factors influencing it are genes and the immune system.
- Colon polyps
On the lining of the colon, a small group of cells begins to develop. This is known as colon polyps. Usually harmless, but they must not be neglected as they can also develop into colon cancer. And, if it is detected in its later stages, it can be life-threatening. There are two main categories of this condition- non-neoplastic and neoplastic.
The symptoms of this condition include;
- Rectal bleeding
- The color of your stools may change
- Your bowel habits may change drastically
- You may experience pain
- Iron deficiency
- Colorectal cancer
Also known as bowel cancer or colon cancer, it is a serious condition, which can be fatal. It can be cancerous or non-cancerous or even malignant. The symptoms include; changes in your bowel movements, diarrhea, constipation, you may also feel the need to go to the toilet again immediately after passing stools, blood in the stools (which will make stools look black), bleeding from the rectum, pain and bloating in the abdomen, feeling full in the abdomen, exhaustion, tiredness, sudden weight loss, lump in your backside, unexplained iron deficiency.
The treatment for this disorder is planned after taking a look at all the factors, such as size, location, etc. The treatment options are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.
It is a condition where the stools become extremely hard. Usually, it occurs when the colon absorbs excess water from food present in the colon. If the food that moves through the digestive tract is too slow, then the water absorption becomes more. The symptoms of this condition include; stomach ache, stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, and losing your appetite. The main causes of this condition are;
- Less fiber in your diet – If you are someone who doesn’t consume enough fiber every day, you are likely to suffer from constipation. With proper fiber intake, the bowel movements will take place smoothly. To create a proper diet chart, talk to our proctologist today.
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Consuming certain medications
- For some, consuming milk or other dairy products can lead to constipation. Therefore, you can try maintaining a food journal and after trial and errors, visit our proctologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Change in your daily routine
- Taking too many laxatives for a long period of time
- Not going to the toilet when you feel like it
- Not drinking enough water
- Certain medical conditions