The colon and rectum are hollow tubes from the small intestine to the anus. The colon is about 5 to 6 feet long. The function of the colon is to absorb water and store the waste products of digestion until your body is ready to empty them. The last portion of the colon is called the rectum. At the bottom of the rectum are the sphincter muscles. These muscles prevent the rectum from emptying accidentally. When the person is ready to have a bowel movement, the sphincter muscles relax, and the stool can be pushed out with straining.

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Colorectal Symptoms

Any disturbance or abnormality in the colon, rectum, and anus may result in any of the following symptoms:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Anal pain
  • Anal lumps
  • Itching
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mucus or pus discharge
  • Abdominal pain

Common Colorectal Diseases & Symptoms

  • Piles or Haemorrhoids: Painless rectal bleeding with anal lumps,
  • Anal fissure: Severe anal pain on defecation with some bleeding,
  • Anal fistula: Pus and blood discharge with pain,
  • Anal abscess: Painful swelling in the anal area, fever,
  • Colitis: Loose stools, mucous, blood,
  • Colon & Rectal cancer: rectal bleeding, constipation, loose stools, anemia, weight loss

If you have any of these diseases or symptoms, you must see a specialist for further assessment and treatment. It may be difficult for you to ascertain the significance of the symptoms you are experiencing. The safest advice will be to report to your Surgeon. They will be able to assess, examine, and advise you accordingly.

Colon and rectal diseases comprise a broad range of conditions and ailments, the severity of which can vary from mildly irritating to life-threatening. Research has demonstrated that early screening and treatment of colon and rectal diseases can significantly improve treatment outcomes and survival rates.

Dr. Sumit Talwar, Offers offers one-day procedures for the management of anorectal diseases while offering cutting-edge treatments like Laparoscopic surgery and Robotic surgery for Colorectal cancer.

Dr. Sumit Talwar is practicing Colo-rectal Surgery for more than 25 years and has performed thousands of operations successfully.

He performs various operations for weight loss like Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass, Banded gastric bypass, Sleeve DJB among others. He also performs endoscopic bariatric procedures like Intra-Gastric Balloon, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty.

He also performs redo and revision Bariatric Surgery for weight regain and complications.

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