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What is a proctologist and what does he do?

What is a proctologist and what does he do?

Older terminology: The more current terminology is colorectal surgeon, as they deal with all aspects of colon and rectal diseases including hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, colon screening, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, ibs, diarrhea, constipation to name a few. ...Read more

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What are proctologists?

What are proctologists?

Old terminology: Proctologists originally primarily dealt just with hemorrhoids and this is an outdated form. Colon and rectal surgeons are general surgeons who have chosen to limit their practice to all associated diseases of the colon and rectum. ...Read more

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What is a proctologist?

What is a proctologist?

Older terminology: The more current terminology is colorectal surgeon, as they deal with all aspects of colon and rectal diseases including hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, colon screening, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, ibs, diarrhea, constipation to name a few. ...Read more

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What does a proctologist do?

Colorectal SURG: Proctologist is the old-time word for today's colorectal surgeon, who specializes in surgical evaluation and treatment of the many disorders of the colon and rectum. Search for colorectal surgery or see www.Fascrs.Org for more info. ...Read more

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How can I find a good proctologist?

How can I find a good proctologist?

Proctologist: Proctologist are surgeons who specialize in colon and rectal surgery. Depending on your specific issue most general surgeons should be able to treat you as well as a proctologist. You can check the American College of Surgeons website www.facs.org to look for surgeons in your area. ...Read more

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What would you see a proctologist for?

What would you see a proctologist for?

Proctology is: An old term and generally these doctors are referred to as colon and rectal surgeons. You would see one for any problems related to the colon, rectum or anus. ...Read more

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What can I expect for proctologist exam?

What can I expect for proctologist exam?

Careful inspection: The doctor will take a focused history. The anorectal exam has several parts, and can be done with the patient in lateral position or knee-chest position (like kneeling on the table). The perianal area, outside the anus, is inspected and palpated. A gentle rectal exam is next, feeling for any lump or tenderness. A short scope then looks into the anal canal for hemorrhoids and other findings. ...Read more

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What can I expect during a proctologist exam?

What can I expect during a proctologist exam?

Anoscopy: A complete exam by a Proctologist will include the examination of the skin & area around your anal opening as well as a digital rectal exam where the doctor will feel for masses inside the anal canal and rectum. Proctologists typically perform an anoscopic examination with a device called an anoscope used to evaluate the hemorrhoids & anal canal and rectum. Some may also perform a sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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Where can I find a good proctologist in my area?

Where can I find a good proctologist in my area?

Several choices: 1) ask your primary care physician for his/her recommendation; 2) call your trusted local hospital for the proctologist(s) affiliated with the institution; 3) search any number of doctor-finder web sites; 4) call the local medical society for proctologists in your area; 5) ask your family and friends who may be satisfied with proctology services they've received; 6) yellow pages. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there anything for kids to go to a proctologist?

Is there anything for kids to go to a proctologist?

Depends on: Your definition of kids, that is the age. Most "kids" under the age of 15 should see a pediatric surgeon if there is one in your area, but older kids can be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon( or proctologist, to use an antiquated title). ...Read more

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Please tell me what should I expect for proctologist exam?

Please tell me what should I expect for proctologist exam?

History/Physical xam: Initial exam usually includes a digital rectal exam. Later studies may include colonoscopy which the proctologist will explain further. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm thinking of becoming a proctologist?

What do you advise if I'm thinking of becoming a proctologist?

Do it for the: right reasons, just don't let your mother know what you will be doing for a living. Just kidding.If you have an interest in this area of anatomy and disease, go for it., It can be a very rewarding specialty as long as you expect to have some kidding from the poorly informed. ...Read more

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I went to a proctologist. How do I know he was doing the right things?

I went to a proctologist. How do I know he was doing the right things?

Ask questions!: Whenever you see a physician ask questions. If you are not getting your questions answered to your satisfaction go elsewhere. You should always expect an assistant to be with the physician during an examination. Often the physician will do an anoscopy or proctoscopy - scopes that allow us to see inside. Bottoms up (pun intended)! ...Read more

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How does your proctologist find out what is wrong with your anus?

How does your proctologist find out what is wrong with your anus?

Exam: By looking at it. They are specialists in colorectal diseases so their experience and an examination is all it takes. Sometimes anoscopy is also used. ...Read more

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Is it improper for a proctologist to have hands on my shoulders during examination?

Is it improper for a proctologist to have hands on my shoulders during examination?

You're being silly!: And that's an old joke... A proctologist is a rectal specialist. Digital inspection of the rectum necessitates his gloved hand is engaged in palpating rectal and anal structures. Beside, there is an orthopedic specialist who specializes in shoulders! ...Read more

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How does a proctologist know if it's a anal fissure or something else. What are the symptoms?

How does a proctologist know if it's a anal fissure or something else. What are the symptoms?

being a specialist: Proctologist trained to know if it is fissure or not a fissure , something lease. Fissures are very painful , small amount of bleeding can occur , associated with constipation, most of the time located near tail bone, with skin tag.You have to make sure to see a doctor to make sure it is not a cancer, squamous cell cancer, or cloacal cancer will present with similar symptom. ...Read more

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Are proctologists the same as colorectal surgeons?

Are proctologists the same as colorectal surgeons?

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 colorectal surgery ...Read more

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What can I expect on my visit to my proctologist tomorrow. I'm not sure if i have a anal fissure or if it is something else?

What can I expect on my visit to my proctologist tomorrow. I'm not sure if i  have a anal fissure or if it is something else?

Physical exam: Doctor will get your history. Perform a physical exam of the anal region. Likeky will then prescribe treatment recommendations. ...Read more