Over half of all adults in the U.S. will get hemorrhoids before the age of 50. Despite this fact, many people struggle to recognize the symptoms of hemorrhoids and often people are uncomfortable asking for help in seeking a hemorrhoid treatment that will work for them. We try to communicate that it is important to seek help from our trained physicians before your condition worsens. When hemorrhoids are treated early by a gastroenterologist, they can removed painlessly in a matter of minutes. We offer effective, fast and painless.
It can be difficult to assess whether you have hemorrhoids because there are quite a few hemorrhoid signs & symptoms that can be mistaken for other conditions. Hemorrhoids are cushions of tissue containing swollen blood vessels in the lower rectum or around the anus, which, depending on the type and the severity, can cause itching, bleeding, and pain.
Hemorrhoids can be classified as either internal or external:
swollen veins inside the rectum that form above an area known as the dentate line. When internal hemorrhoids become enlarged, the tissue may protrude out through the anus. The level of protrusion dictates the degree of severity.
Swollen veins that form below the dentate line and can often be seen and felt under the skin outside the anal canal. They often appear as small bulges.
What causes hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids can result from too much pressure in the rectum due to a variety of factors. Hemorrhoids are often linked to diet, constipation, diarrhea, obesity, pregnancy, childbirth, and even sitting for extended periods of time.
When to treat hemorrhoids:
If left untreated, hemorrhoids can worsen over time, to the point that they may require surgery. If treatment is sought early, hemorrhoids can often be treated painlessly in a matter of seconds, and the chance of recurrence is reduced. Don’t wait – if you’re experiencing hemorrhoid signs & symptoms, learn about the fast and painless treatment options now.
Anal fissures, though different in nature, share many signs, symptoms, and even causes with hemorrhoids and will require you to see a colorectal surgeon. Additionally, many patients suffering from hemorrhoids also suffer from fissures. The best way to know for sure is to come in for a consultation. If you’re experiencing any hemorrhoid signs & symptoms, make an appointment today for diagnosis and treatment.
There are several ways to treat hemorrhoids, from over-the-counter creams to hemorrhoidectomy surgeries. By far the most effective method for treating hemorrhoids is a process called “rubber band ligation” or “banding” using the CRH O’Regan System®. If this procedure is not suitable for you, depending on your personal situation, we might use infra-red coagulation or recommend using over-the-counter alternatives or just diet modifications etc. If your hemorrhoids are too large to safely remove, we might have you consult with a surgeon. While over-the-counter treatments (such as Preparation H) only temporarily relieve some of the symptoms of hemorrhoids, and surgeries are generally only suggested for the most severe cases, the CRH O’Regan system and infrared coagulation are simple, safe, fast, and effective options for the majority of hemorrhoid sufferers.