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Dr. Robert Cloud

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rockwall, TX
41 years experience male

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Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Raised in Dallas, Texas Undergraduate US Naval Academy/University of Texas/Northeast Louisiana University-BS (pre-med) 1976 Tulane Medical School 1980 Baylor Medical Center-Dallas internship general surgery 1980-81 Baylor Medical Center-Dallas residency general surgery 1981-85 Baylor Medical Center-Dallas fellowship in colon & rectal surgery 1985-86 Private practice 26 years in Colon Rectal Surgery 1986-present Married, wife Connie, 5 children

Specialties
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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Surgery

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

146 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Constipation: Constipation becomes more of an issue as we grow older. If a high fiber diet, plenty of water and avoidance of too much dairy( they harder the stool) ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Abdominal pain: Most likely constipation, but should see your gynecologist to make sure all is well with your ovaries.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Bump/anus: The two most likely possibilities are a small thrombosed external hemorrhoid, a small focal area of folliculitis (infected skin gland) or a small peri... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Rectal pain: There are a couple of possibilities. One could be irritation of your hemorrhoids and/or an anal fissure from the prep or scope itself. Warm tub soaks ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Constipation: If you have chronic constipation, then more fiber likely just makes you bloated and more gassy. This is because you most likely have a combination of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Anal abscess/fistula: true perianal abscess arise from anal glands just up inside the anus. The gland gets blocked but pressure builds up and a tract is formed leading out ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Cancer: Technically yes. A better response would be that most cancers start in a cell or organ or origin and then can spread to other areas. Cancers usually s... Read More
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Weak anal sphincter: This depends on a couple of things. Where the weakness is secondary to disruption of the muscle (number one cause prior 4th degree episiotomy repair) ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Change in mole: Any change in mole should be evaluated by dermatologist.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Blood in stools: Painless blood in stool at age 28 and in the absence of any other symptoms (abdominal cramping, diarrhea, mucus) is most likely related to internal he... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Constipation: Most likely related to constipation or inability to completely evacuate the stool. Getting cleaned out will probably cause everything to go away. If i... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Condyloma: Yes. Condyloma arise from a virus and are officially listed as a sexually transmitted disease.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Constipation: Most likely constipation can explain all of that. The brown discharge is most likely secondary to retained stool in the rectum. Try starting some regu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Constipated: A change in bowel habits over age 40 calls for a workup of the colon to rule out something more serious. This usually includes colonoscopy at the very... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
OTC Laxative: Milk of Magnesia-one tablesppoon daily until things moving again.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Anal itching: This area breaks down a lot secondary to moisture. The key is to keep it dry and covered with either powder or a barrier cream ( vaseline) until it he... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Costipation: The abdominal pain could be persistent constipation or too much laxative. The perfect specialist for this problem is a pediatric gastroenterologist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Hole above anus: Could be an anal fistula or pilonidal disease depending on the exact location. See a colon and rectal specialist for accurate diasgnosis.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Abdominal pain: Constipation can cause pain in left upper abdomen, but the stomach is also located there. Pain with meals could signal an ulcer as well. You should be... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Rectal temp: No, just uncommon to have to take a temp that way in current times with current instrumentation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Constipation: Yes, bananas are constipating.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Rectal bleeding: At age 30 most likely hemorrhoid all irritation. Abalone cream containing 1% Hydrocortisone over the counter and used up inside the anus twice a day f... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Rectal bleeding: The most common causes would be hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. At age 49, rectal bleeding should be evaluated by colonoscopy to rule out something mo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Colon cancer: The answer to that lies in the stage of the dusease when diagnosed. We measure in 5 year survival based on stage. Stage 1(confined to colon)-95+%,. St... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Chronic fissure: Initial chronic fissure treatment includes correcting any constipation or diarrhea along with medicated creams (nitroglycerin ointment and/or diltiaze... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Screening/ family hx: You are at increased risk over the general population and should start colonoscopies screening at age 40
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Colon cancer: No. Colon cancer survival is based on stage. Early cancers can be cured. Once cancer has spread to distant organs, cure rate drops significantly.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
No known cause: Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) and can involve any portion of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. Th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Symptoms colOn ca: Blood in the stool, change in bowel habits, bloating, weight loss, abdominal pain, anemia
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Hemorrhoid creams: Over the counter medications include astringents to decongest and shrink hemorrhoids and 1% hydrocortisone.. Prescription creams include higher streng... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Colon cancer: Family history is most important. People with family history should start screening with colonoscopy at age 40. Everyone else at age 50
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Colorectal surgeon: Nowadays yes.. The modern day colon and rectal surgeon is boarded in both general surgery and colorectal surgery, but limits his practice to colorecta... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
May be holding stool: One of the most comman reasons for constipation in a 2-year old is either anxiety or fear of pain from the bowel movement. The stool may be too large ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
See a physician: Change in bowel habits is an important sign and could indicate something is wrong in your intestinal tract and should be evaluated by a physician to r... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
External hemorrhoid: External hemorrhoids usually swell and cause discomfort. Squatting and straining at any endeavor is a common denominator. Sometimes they clot (thrombo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Probably upper GI: The most likely thing is pylorospasm spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum, but peptic ulcer disease, pancreatic disease and gallbladder issues ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Family history colon: 3 times the risk over someone who has no family history. You should start colonoscopies screening at age 40 or 10 years before the age your father was... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
ColOn cancer symptom: 75% polyps and 50% of colon cancers cause no early symptoms thus the importance of screening. If symptoms are present, then blood in the stool and cha... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Colon ca screening: Getting screened by colonoscopy starting at age 50 ( age 40 if family history of colon cancer or polyps).
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Fleets enema: Sodium phosphate. It is a saline laxative and draws water from the body and into the GI tract.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Colace (docusate sodium) after fleets: Yes.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Thrombosed ext hem: WhenAn external hemorrhoid swells, it causes internal shake or spasm which is the equivalent of putting a rubber band around your hemorrhoids and caus... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Conservative Tx : Thrombosed hemorrhoids consist of pain and swelling. The pain goes away first and then the swelling lags behind. Ice pack for 20 minutes followed by w... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Abdominal pain: Severe abdominal pain should be evaluated in the emergency room. The most likely causes are constipation or diverticular disease although intestinal o... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Anal fissure: Constipation needs to be corrected.Only 50-50 % of fissures heal with conservative. If fissure hasn't healed on conservative measures within 4 weeks, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Hemorrhoid: Sounds like a thrombosis external hemorrhoid. Ice pack alternating with warm tub soaks and tincture of time usually suffices.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Rectal pain: The answer is yes. Fissures and hemorrhoid all irritation can result from anal sex. Sounds like you have a fissure. Should see your doctor for confirm... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Need evaluation: Symptoms of bloating and change in bowel habits can be nothing more than constipation, but at age 47, you need further evaluation prior to a treatment... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Abdominal pain: Main possibilities are abdominal wall issues, ovarian cysts or colon. If colon , at your age would be constipation or spasm.. Usually too young for di... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Constipation: See your physician for evaluation to include labwork, thyroid studies, colonoscopy and physiological workup of your colon (if necessary). Once complet... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cloud is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cloud is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I really need you help #nationaldoctorsday2016 #virtualflower8
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im.not sure if pharmacists here in our country would dispose otc meds... but hopefully. thank you doctor cloud. your amazing!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I live in the DFW area so I might visit you if does not heal. Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. This week I will be having a endoscopy performed on me.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER AT UPTOWN
Completed 1985

Awards

D Magazine-Best Dallas Docs 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Top Colorectal Surgeon, Second Place, National - Spring
2014
Top Colorectal Surgeon , First Place, National - Fall
2014
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