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:
Common signs and symptoms of hemorrhoids include:
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 – learn about hemorrhoid treatment now.
Anal fissures, though different in nature, share many signs, symptoms, and even causes with hemorrhoids. 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 symptoms, make an appointment to see Dr. Cumberledge today for diagnosis and treatment.
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The procedure takes about 1 minute to perform and is 95% effective.
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Most patients can resume normal activities the same day.
The procedure is painless and typically no pain medication is required after the procedure.
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