You don’t have to sit still for hemorrhoids
Did you know that by age 50, about half of people will experience hemorrhoids? If you’re one of them – and you’ve had enough of the burning, itching and pain – call us today. Treatment is available on an outpatient basis and it may help you feel comfortable again. So take a stand against the misery of hemorrhoids.
Again, hemorrhoids are a common issue and having them is nothing to be embarrassed about. They tend to occur when the veins or blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum become swollen and irritated. Hemorrhoids are often a result of straining during bowel movements, pregnancy or chronic constipation and diarrhea.
Many women develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy and/or childbirth. The pressure of carrying a baby in the abdomen strains the blood vessels in the pelvic area.
Symptoms typically include pain and itching, which can usually be treated with over-the-counter medications or proper hydration. For some people, however, drinking adequate amounts of water, a high-fiber diet and over-the-counter remedies just aren't enough to treat hemorrhoids. For those people, it may be time to see a surgeon when the pain is severe; you experience rectal bleeding, feel a lump or if you are experiencing recurrent hemorrhoids.
Surgery to remove these painful, swollen veins is called a hemorrhoidectomy. During the common procedure, the doctor makes small incisions around the anus to remove the hemorrhoids. This is typically an outpatient procedure (meaning the patient goes home afterward and does not spend the night) performed under local or general anesthesia.
So if you are ready to take a stand against hemorrhoids, call for a consultation.
* Patient results may vary. Consult your health care providers about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.