‘What’s Up Doc’ is a health column in association with The Crawley Observer, which gives you the opportunity to ask questions regarding general health and wellbeing.
Answers are provided weekly from our specialist consultants at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, Surrey. If it’s a long-standing illness or simply a worry which you would like to get off your mind then we would like to help.
This question appeared in The Crawley Observer, to readers across Surrey and Sussex. The question and answer is below, as it appeared in the newspaper.
Read the response:
Having had haemorrhoid problems for a while, I have just come back from travelling with my partner from Sri Lanka, my bowel movements have been very loose and irregular. How can I go about this checked? Anonymous, West Sussex.
We can certainly help you here at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital by offering you an initial consultation with one of our gastroenterologists or general consultants. This appointment is to discuss the symptoms you are experiencing with a specialist, in order for the consultant to make their recommendations for treatment. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
We have a number of consultants here who perform colonoscopy procedures, and you can choose who you would like to see:
• Dr Azhar Ansari
• Dr Timothy Leigh
• Dr Gary Mackenzie
• Dr Jonathan Stenner
• Dr Sameer Zar
General surgeons (could also discuss treatment of haemorrhoids)
• Mr Tim Campbell-Smith
• Mr John Grabham
• Mr Neil Smith