When you’re suffering from severe pain, sometimes waiting for your scheduled appointment won’t cut it. At Houston Colon, we understand that you can’t accurately plan for these types of medical situations, which is why we offer 24-hour urgent care services when you need them most. We wouldn’t want anyone who’s suffering from rectum or colon problems to have to wait to receive the services they deserve. When you call our team, we’ll be there to support you from start to finish, giving you the quick and effective solutions you need to get back to feeling like yourself again. Learn more about our urgent care services and how we have what it takes to offer help, no matter the circumstances.

Sometimes it can be hard to tell if the health problem you’re facing is considered “urgent.” Keep reading to gain insight into the type of emergencies we frequently cater to and why:

Rectal Bleeding

Continual blood coming from your rectum should be addressed by a professional at Houston Colon right away. The blood can show up in the stool itself, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl. Things like constipation and hard stools can cause rectal bleeding, but it’s best to get this issue checked out by professionals. This way, we can rule out the possibilities of underlying problems such as anal or colon cancer, Crohn’s Disease, colon polyps, ulcerative colitis, and other conditions.

Rectal Pain

Some of the most common causes of rectal pain include hemorrhoids, anal fissures, gastrointestinal disease, and more. Rectal pain can occur due to inflammatory bowel disease, injuries to the area, or localized infections. Though rectal pain is a fairly common issue among the patients we treat, it is crucial to get checked by a professional to ensure your underlying condition can be managed and that there is nothing more serious present.

Severe Abdominal Bleeding

If you’re suffering from prolonged and severe abdominal pain of any kind, it’s best to seek out medical attention as soon as possible. This could be caused by anything from gallstones to inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, appendicitis, pancreatitis, or, most commonly, diverticulitis. Even colon cancer can cause these types of symptoms. Constant gas and indigestion can sometimes be the beginning signs of a more severe issue. We’ll get to the root of the problem, treat it, and support you through the entire process so you can live comfortably again.

Bowel Obstruction

Some patients come to us with crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, inability to pass gas or stool, a bloated abdomen, and other symptoms that point to an instance of bowel obstruction. This is a condition where the material is prevented from passing through the bowel as it naturally should. Bowel obstruction can be brought on by certain medications and can also be a result of fibrous tissue buildup in the abdomen or constipation. However, more serious conditions that are life-threatening such as colon cancer should be evaluated. Whatever is causing your bowel obstruction, we have the urgent care you need to help get you some relief.