Dr. Dilip S Rajpal
General Surgeon, Mumbai
Anal involvement can be the initial presentation in up to 5% of patients with Crohn's disease, and over a lifetime as many as one-third of patients will have symptoms or complications from the involvement of the anoperineal region. From a purist's viewpoint, anal involvement is different from the rectal disease. However, for practical purposes, rectal involvement is frequently considered part of the anoperineal disease.read more
Varicose veins are enlarged and gnarly veins and they commonly appear in the feet and legs. They occur when veins get filled with blood and they are often red or bluish-purple in color. The main cause of varicose veins is when the vein dysfunctions. Veins have valves in them that are supposed to keep the blood flowing forward, but if they fail to do so, blood in the vein starts to collect rather than continue towards the heart. Since the legs are furthest from the heart, varicose veins mostly affect the legs. Gravity, too, is a contributing factor as it makes it hard for the blood to flow up the vein.read more
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