Useful Health Information

We believe in the importance for patients to understand every aspect of their health and Dyer GI Clinics is here to provide helpful information. Below you can find informative answers and definitions to some unfamiliar topics as we aim to build more transparent bridges between physicians and patient care.

Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in the anal area. Everyone is born with these vessels. Symptoms may include pain, cracking, bleeding, “sweating” or leakage, itching, swelling, or sensitive bumps.

Pregnancy, constipation, being overweight, prolonged standing, sitting or lifting, and a family history all contribute to the likelihood of developing hemorrhoids.

IBS is a chronic bowel syndrome. Changes in bowel function may cause diarrhea and/or constipation. Research tells us that the intestinal tract is extremely sensitive to certain types of stimulation in IBS patients. Gas forming foods, stress, and hormones may all aggravate the intestinal tract in IBS.

Therapy must be individualized for each patient, depending on symptoms.

A small split, crack, or tear in he anal lining is called a fissure. Only an anal examination by a physician can diagnose anal fissures. Painful bowel movements and bleeding are common symptoms. Primary causes that exacerbate fissures include constipation, diarrhea, chronic anal irritation, and childbirth.

Providing excellent patient care is our top priority and we hope patients are equipped with the best information to understanding their health. Our office is here to answer via email any questions you have to ensure you receive the proper care you deserve. Feel free to email any questions to For information on how to reach our office, please visit our contact page.