Bummer: What You Need to Know About Anal Health (Paperback)

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Bummer: What You Need to Know About Anal Health (Paperback)


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Is it OK that I only poop every 2 or 3 days? Does blood on the toilet paper mean I might have cancer? How come I fart so much? Why does it hurt to poop? Do I have hemorrhoids? Is it bad that I read on the toilet? Is there anything that will make this itching go away? What should I know about anal sex? Should I have a colonoscopy? These are questions that a lot of people have but may be reluctant to ask. Bummer provides the answers.

A Colorectal Surgeon with 40 years of experience, Dr. Marcus Burnstein brings matters of anal health out of the shadows to dispel myths, enlighten, explain, and reassure. In simple, clear language, Dr. Burnstein describes how the anus works and reviews the causes, prevention, and management of common problems that affect the anus.


"Bummer illuminates all the issues that exist 'where the sun don't shine.' In this very informative book, Dr. Marcus Burnstein lays out various anal and colorectal problems in an understandable, easy-to-read fashion that patients (and their physicians ) will benefit from tremendously. One of our favourite sections is Dr. Burnstein's reflections on what it means to be a surgeon and how he tries to pass along that legacy to his trainees. Bummer is an important offering from one of Canada's most highly respected colorectal surgeons, and is for all those interested in what goes on with the back passage." - Dr. Ameer Farooq, MD, FRCSC, Associate Professor, Queen's University and Dr. Chad Ball, MD, FRCSC, Professor of Surgery, University of Calgary, Hosts of Cold Steel: The Canadian Journal of Surgery Podcast

"A truly valuable resource for ... ANYONE WITH AN ANUS."

Dr. Kenneth Robb, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Marcus J. Burnstein, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Burnstein trained in General and in Colorectal Surgery at the University of Toronto and in Colorectal Surgery at the Lahey Clinic Medical Centre in Massachusetts. He is a past program director for the University of Toronto Residency Programs in Colorectal and General Surgery, past chairman of the Royal College Specialty Committee for Colorectal Surgery, and past president of the Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

A former member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Burnstein continues to serve as a senior examiner for the Board. He is an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Surgery and has been an associate editor for Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

Dr. Burnstein has a broad practice in diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

Product Details ISBN: 9781738109302
ISBN-10: 1738109305
Publisher: Marcus Burnstein
Publication Date: January 17th, 2024
Pages: 204
Language: English