Colorectal Surgeon Explains Hemorrhoids and Improving Colon Health

June 29, 2021 | News, UToday, Alumni, UTMC
By Tyrel Linkhorn

In the sixth episode of Prescribed Listening, Dr. Stephanie Pannell explains what hemorrhoids are and why many people who think they have them are actually suffering from one of several other perianal conditions.

A fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon at The University of Toledo Medical Center, Pannell sees patients with diverticulitis, Chron’s Disease, ulcerative colitis and cancer — but says there are a number of other and underdiagnosed conditions that can cause issues.

Pannell breaks down when people should seek out a specialist and go for a colonoscopy and explains how people can monitor and improve their colon health.

Prescribed Listening, a podcast from UTMC, features a new provider each week sharing insight into their medical specialty.

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