Hemorrhoids are a real pain in the backside; literally and figuratively. Who would have thought something as simple as a swollen blood vessel would be the source of so much pain and misunderstanding? Here are 3 things you should know about getting rid of hemorrhoids.

  1. Hemorrhoids are Common and Frequently Misunderstood

Hemorrhoids are a common ailment, which will affect about half the population by the time they reach the age of 50. They do not discriminate based on age or sex—anyone can suffer their discomfort. Based on their location, unfortunately, many people are reluctant or even embarrassed to discuss their condition. This often means they seek treatment advice from the wrong sources and fall victim to one of the many myths and misunderstandings about hemorrhoids.

  1. Don’t Allow Your Suffering to Continue Out of Fear or Embarrassment

The bottom line is you shouldn’t allow your suffering to continue out of embarrassment or fear. Discuss your condition with your doctor or consult a hemorrhoid specialist like Dr. C. Stone Mitchell of the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center. You may find things aren’t as bad as you had thought. Perhaps your doctor will prescribe nothing but a soak in a warm bath several times a day until your hemorrhoid symptoms subside. In any case, you don’t benefit from avoiding the conversation, as your condition could worsen.

  1. Quick and Effective Non-surgical Treatments are Available

In consulting a hemorrhoid specialist, you may find the best treatment for you is a quick and effective non-surgical treatment known as infrared coagulation. For the average person, 95% of hemorrhoids do not require surgery, but rather a treatment that eliminates the source of the hemorrhoid with just  a few  short bursts of warm light. This painless, non-surgical treatment for hemorrhoids can be performed in just a few minutes, with no anesthesia, incisions, or stitches right in the doctor’s office. While the treatment itself only takes minutes, normally a series of 3 0r 4 treatments is required over a period of 2 to 4 months to eliminate the root of the hemorrhoid.

No matter the outcome, it is important to consider seeing a hemorrhoid treatment specialist to devise the optimal treatment plan for you. You don’t benefit from letting the problem persist and you want to make sure your doctor takes into account the most up-to-date treatment options to provide, lasting relief from hemorrhoids.

If you’ve been suffering from the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids, give Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, the only dedicated hemorrhoid treatment center in Knoxville, a call today at (865) 588-9952 to schedule a consultation. You don’t have to live with hemorrhoid pain!