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Mr. Michael J. Snyder, M.D.

Colon and Rectal Surgeon

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32 years Experience
Mr. Michael J. Snyder, M.D.
  • Houston, TX
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
  • Accepting new patients

Should someone with hemorrhoids change their diet?

Eating more fiber primarily fruits and vegetables as well as drinking at least 64 ounces glasses of water daily will help to cure most symptoms from hemorrhoids.

Is there a permanent treatment for hemorrhoids?

Yes there are many options from banding internal hemorrhoids to surgically excising hemorrhoids. An experienced surgeon can best explain the options.

How will Dicylomine work on treating my IBD?

it treats the spasm that occurs from IBS. It is best taken 30 minutes before meals.

Is piles a lifelong condition?

If you can modify your diet to minimize pressure in the anus the tissue will change back to more normal and the symptoms and piles resolve over time.

When do you need a colonoscopy?

If you have a fist degree relative, i.e. father, mother, sister, brother, children, then you should be screened at age 40 or 10 years before the age the index relative was found READ MORE
If you have a fist degree relative, i.e. father, mother, sister, brother, children, then you should be screened at age 40 or 10 years before the age the index relative was found to have colonic polyps or cancer.

What could be the reason for anal fissures?

A hard stool passing through the anal canal is the most common cause for an anal fissure.

I can feel a slight growth in my anus. Should I get it tested for something? not sure what to do

It is very important that any growths that you have found around the anus be seen by a colon and rectal surgeon. While they are often benign, a few will be cancer and if discovered READ MORE
It is very important that any growths that you have found around the anus be seen by a colon and rectal surgeon. While they are often benign, a few will be cancer and if discovered early are very curative.

Can you recommend an appropriate diet for diverticulitis?

A high fiber diet consisting of increased intake of fruits and vegetables is recommended. Chewing your food well will also be helpful.

Can a topical cream cause itching in the anus?

Most creams applied around the anus will cause itching. Exceptions include zinc oxide, petroleum jelly, and most hemorrhoid preparations.

What is the aftercare required after anal fissure surgery?

The recovery period after fissure surgery is usually very mild. Most patients return to normal activity in a few days. The only major after care activity is soaking in warm water READ MORE
The recovery period after fissure surgery is usually very mild. Most patients return to normal activity in a few days. The only major after care activity is soaking in warm water a few times a day until the discomfort has resolved.