swollen scrotum

Can a hernia cause a swollen scrotum?

A swollen scrotum can be alarming, but most of the time it is a harmless, treatable problem. You may notice swelling of the entire scrotum, or small lumps on one side. Some patients find it painful, while others do not experience any pain at…
Cycling Make Piles Worse

Does cycling make piles worse?

The first week of June marks Bike Week, hosted by Cycling UK. Since the pandemic, cycling has significantly increased in popularity. While this is great in terms of both our health and the environment, those suffering with piles may find it…
piles during pregnancy

Are piles during pregnancy normal?

Pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting experience. However, it can also cause a lot of unpleasant side effects. Morning sickness, varicose veins, and even Diabetes are all known side effects of pregnancy. However, one side effect that many…
cause a hernia

Can a Spring clean cause a hernia?

With spring well and truly underway, you might be gearing up for that annual spring clean. While giving the home or garage a thorough seasonal clean can be great for the mind and body, it can also lead to muscle strain injuries. Some people…
acid reflux at night

How to stop acid reflux at night

Acid reflux is a common yet uncomfortable condition. While it mostly comes and goes quite quickly, some people may experience ongoing bouts of acid reflux. You will find that the condition mostly occurs at night. This often leads to issues…
Colitis Or Coeliac Disease

Do I have Crohn’s, colitis or coeliac disease?

In the UK, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is said to impact one in 250 people. It is also becoming more prevalent over time. There are two main long-term conditions included in IBD, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Coeliac disease…
about gallstones

Everything you wanted to know about gallstones

Gallstones are a common health condition which develop within the gallbladder. It is thought that 1 out of 10 people in the UK has them. However, not everyone experiences the symptoms associated with the condition. Here, you will discover…
Kym Marsh hernia

Kym Marsh recovers from a double hernia operation

Despite the ongoing pandemic, hernia operations have still been going ahead. While most of the time hernias are not serious, if left untreated they can lead to more serious complications. This is something that actress Kym Marsh recently discovered. Kym…
bowel cancer and IBD

Am I at Increased Risk of Bowel Cancer if I Have IBD?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease or ‘IBD’ can be difficult enough to live with, but many sufferers also worry they may have an increased risk of bowel cancer. Some of the symptoms of bowel cancer are the same as those experienced with Crohn’s…
Haemorrhoids or Bowel Cancer

Bloody Stools – Haemorrhoids or Bowel Cancer?

Noticing blood in your stools can understandably be alarming. However, it could have one of several causes. The most common conditions associated with bloody stools are haemorrhoids and bowel cancer. The question is, how can you tell which…
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Pregnancy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and pregnancy

IBD can occur at any age and half of all sufferers are females between the ages of 15 and 40. Many are looking to become pregnant but are unsure if there are risks, or they worry how their pregnancy might be impacted by the condition. While…
gallbladder attacks

How can I relieve pain from gallbladder attacks?

Gallstones can cause significant pain and discomfort. While some people may experience no symptoms at all, for others it can become almost unbearable. Formed within the gallbladder, there are some things patients can do to relieve the pain of…
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