When living with hemorrhoids, you may complain of anal itching, pain when sitting, pain during bowel movements, tender lumps near the anus, and bright red blood in your stool. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus or in the lower part of the rectum that result from the increased pressure on the anus. This may be brought about by constant straining as a result of constipation, pregnancy, or childbirth.
Initially, when diagnosed with hemorrhoids, lifestyle changes may be recommended, as well as home remedies to help alleviate the symptoms. This sometimes includes adding more fiber to your diet to normalize your bowel movements, taking warm sitz baths to soothe the pain and swelling and trying over-the-counter medications.
While these things can help in alleviating some of the symptoms of hemorrhoids such as pain and itchiness, these do not treat the source of the problem. If you’ve been using these strategies, especially the over-the-counter medications, but still suffer from the discomfort and bleeding brought by hemorrhoids, it may be time to seek professional, medical treatment.
Although some serious cases may need to be treated surgically with a procedure like a Hemorrhoidectomy, Premier Surgical’s Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville offers an effective and non-surgical treatment option for those living with hemorrhoids.
Infrared Coagulation, or IFC, is the world’s leading laser office treatment for hemorrhoids. It involves using a small probe that exposes the vein above the hemorrhoid to short bursts of warm light, causing the hemorrhoid to shrink and recede. It is typically performed in office, taking usually 15 minutes, with little to no down time. Most patients are able to resume regular activities immediately following the procedure. Depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids, three or four treatments over a period of a few months may be required.
If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, you can rely Premier Surgical’s Hemorrhoid expert, Dr. C. Stone Mitchell, to take care of you as quickly and effectively as possible. No physician referral is necessary. Call 865-588-9952 today for an appointment.