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.

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What would a proctologist say if I told him that I think I have a cut on the bottom part of my anus that makes me smell like poop and it's very itcit'?

Anal Fissure! This is a very common situation. It is a tear in the anus and is called an anal fissure. Your family doctor can manage this. You would only go to a colo-rectal specialist if you did not get better with the normal and common treatment. Read more...

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 Proctologists originally primarily dealt just with hemorrhoids and this is an outdated form.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...

If, hepatology is for liver, and nephrologist is for kidney, what is proctologist?

For rectum. The term procto means related to rectum. Proctoscope is the scope for the rectum just like a colonoscope is the one for the colon which is naturally much longer. Read more...
Bum. A proctologist refers to a doctor who specializes in treatment of diseases of the anus and rectum. It's a term that has fallen out of favor. Today's proctologists are generally called colorectal surgeons, who concentrate on anorectal disease. Read more...

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...