Having hemorrhoid skin tags can be embarrassing to talk about and painful to live with. These bumps on the skin surrounding the anus are usually caused by enlargement of the underlying hemorrhoid blood vessels.
What are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. The walls of these veins can sometimes stretch so thin, to the point that they bulge and get irritated.
Hemorrhoids are the most common causes of rectal bleeding. Although not life-threatening, this condition can be uncomfortable. Aside from bleeding, they can cause itchiness and pain.
There are several factors that can lead to the development of hemorrhoids. Common ones include pregnancy, being overweight, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and straining in bowel movement. All these things have one thing in common – they all cause a buildup of pressure in the lower rectum. This buildup of pressure can affect the blood flow, making the veins in the area swell.
Hemorrhoids and Anal Tags
Anal tags are usually a result of previously swollen hemorrhoids. They are usually seen after flare-ups of hemorrhoids, which typically happen during heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, and straining in bowel movement.
Managing Hemorrhoidal Skin Tags
The itchiness from hemorrhoid skin tags can be alleviated by gently washing the area the area with warm water. Witch hazel can be used for cleansing the affected site and for removing trapped fecal matter. While these nonsurgical methods can help in managing the discomfort from hemorrhoid skin tags, they will not cause them to disappear.
Premier Hemorrhoid Center Can Help
You don’t have to live with hemorrhoid skin tags! They can typically be resolved in the office with a minor procedure that takes less than five minutes to do and requires little-to-no downtime. Most anal skin tags are attached to a small internal hemorrhoid that can be eliminated with a small laser that exposes the area to short bursts of warm light, causing it to shrink and recede.
Premier Surgical’s Hemorrhoid Center in Knoxville’s dedicated hemorrhoid specialist can assess your condition and provide a virtually pain-free procedure get to eliminate your hemorrhoidal skin tags. Call our office at (865) 588-9952, or request your appointment online today.