Do you feel any pain or discomfort in your anal area? How about a feeling of swelling around the anus? Or do you bleed during a bowel movement?
You may have hemorrhoids.
A lot of people feel embarrassed having hemorrhoids, but there’s really nothing to be embarrassed about.
Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 1 in every 20 Americans have this problem.
What causes them
Hemorrhoids develop as a result of increased pressure in the lower rectal area. This can be brought about by obesity, pregnancy, heavy lifting, or constant straining during bowel movements.
When to see a doctor
Hemorrhoids can be very uncomfortable especially during flare-ups. Cases like this call for a consultation with a specialist.
If you’re experiencing bleeding during bowel movements, the more reason you have to see a doctor.
There are other serious health issues that can cause bleeding during bowel movements and seeing a doctor can rule those out.
Treating hemorrhoids if more conservative measures don’t work
Initially, the doctor may recommend more conservative measures to alleviate the pain and other symptoms of hemorrhoids. This could include a warm sitz bath, topical treatments, and lifestyle changes (e.g. a high fiber diet, exercise).
If these home remedies don’t improve your hemorrhoids, our team at Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, TN, can help.
We offer infrared coagulation (IRC), a minimally invasive treatment that can be completed in about 15 minutes. It doesn’t require anesthesia, cutting/stitching, or any downtime. It uses short bursts of warm light, causing the hemorrhoids to recede and eventually shrink. IRC is covered by most insurance plans.
For more severe cases of hemorrhoids, we recommend the surgical procedure hemorrhoidectomy.
We will work with you to determine the best treatment option for you.
To request an appointment, call the Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center Confidential Hemorrhoid Hotline at (865) 588-9952 or visit https://www.premiersurgical.com/hemorrhoid-treatment-appointment-request/
Don’t let hemorrhoids keep you from living your best life. There are different treatment options to get rid of them!