It is a very distressing condition and can result in bleeding, pain, loss of control and social isolation. I have particular interest and expertise in treating this condition with excellent results. When I see you in clinic I will take a full history and examine you. I will do a rigid sigmoidoscopy in clinic and may recommend that you have a longer camera examination – either flexible sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy. Following all your investigations I will discuss surgical management of the condition with you.
Surgery usually involves a general anaesthetic (being put to sleep) but may be done by spinal anaesthetic where you are awake. You can expect to stay in hospital for a day or two.
A number of procedures and approaches are available to treat this problem and we will discuss the best option for you.