Hemorrhoids are common—about half the population will have hemorrhoids by the age of 50. That said, they are something most people are reluctant to discuss and misunderstandings about the causes and treatments are equally common.
There’s no reason to continue to suffer
It is important that you avoid waiting to discuss any potential problems with your doctor. Hemorrhoids are common and generally do not cause lasting damage, but the longer you wait to seek treatment, the more limited your treatment options become. Continuing to suffer doesn’t do anyone any favors.
A quick and effective nonsurgical treatment may be all you need
There are general remedies, such as soaking in a warm bath several times a day, that may bring you some relief. If you find you have a more severe issue and such remedies only bring temporary relief while the underlying issue persists, it is important to seek out the expertise of an experienced hemorrhoid specialist to help you identify the best course of treatment. In many cases, the best treatment for hemorrhoids isn’t surgery, but rather a painless, non-surgical treatment known as infrared coagulation. Regardless of the necessary course of treatment, you should consult a doctor rather than relying on the many myths and misunderstandings about hemorrhoids and treatments to guide your treatment decisions.
If you’re suffering from hemorrhoids and you’re wondering if it is time to talk to a hemorrhoid treatment specialist, take our free self assessment. All it takes is a few minutes to answer some questions and based on your answers we’ll let you know if it is time for you to contact one of our hemorrhoid treatment specialists to put you on the path to lasting relief from hemorrhoids with the most up-to-date treatments. Get started on your self assessment now!