5 Conditions Treated At The Colorectal Clinic Of Tampa Bay

When it comes to selecting the right colorectal clinic, you should select not only a team of colorectal specialists with experience, you should choose a team of colorectal specialists with extensive experience on a wide array of colorectal issues. The colorectal specialists at the Colorectal Clinic of Tampa Bay are dedicated to treating a myriad of different colorectal issues. Here are five conditions we treat at Tampa Colorectal. 

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common; the colorectal specialists at Tampa Colorectal treat both types of cancer.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer include diarrhea or constipation, blood in your stool, persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain, fatigue, unexplained weight loss.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that affects the large intestine. IBS is extremely prevalent. Signs and symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, cramps, gas, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation…sometimes both. IBS is a chronic condition that most people need to learn to manage long term. Many people with IBS seek treatment from a colorectal specialist. 

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is characterized by an inflammation or infection of small “pouches” called diverticula, which develop within the walls of the intestines.

The formation of pouches on its own is considered a relatively nonthreatening condition known as diverticulosis. Diverticulitis is considered more dangerous and could be a small abscess in one or more of the pouches or a more serious infection of the bowel. While there aren’t always symptoms of diverticulitis present, a person can experience cramping on the left side of your abdomen specifically that may disappear after a bowl movement or blood in the stool.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is considered an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to uncomfortable side effects. Symptoms of of Crohn’s disease include diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and abdominal pain. 

Hemorrhoids

 Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that occur in your anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoids can sometimes be the result of straining during bowel movements or from the increased pressure on these veins during pregnancy. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include, painless bleeding during bowel movements (you may notice blood on your bath tissue), irritation in your anal region, pain or discomfort, swelling around the anus, a lump near your anus.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, call the colorectal specialists at Tampa Bay Colorectal who treat these conditions and many more!