Hemorrhoid Awareness Month
November is Hemorrhoid Awareness Month. It is the ideal time to consider seeking medical treatment if you have pain and discomfort in the anal area.
Hemorrhoids are common, with about 1 in every 20 adults in the U.S. suffering from them. However, as common as they are, many people do not want to talk about them. Doing so could mean finding relief. Here’s what the team at the Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville want you to understand.
What Are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the anus that develop because of pressure. They can occur as a result of heavy lifting, straining for bowel movements, pregnancy, or obesity. When they occur, they can create pain and discomfort.
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
How do you know you have hemorrhoids? A good starting point is to consider these common symptoms:
• Itching in the anal area
• Irritation, especially when sitting
• Bleeding during a bowel movement
Do You Need Treatment?
Hemorrhoids are more than just something that’s bothersome. They can also be problematic, especially if infection occurs. They may limit your overall quality of life and make it hard for you to engage in the activities you love to do.
Most importantly, there is no need to have to continue to live with them. Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center has non-invasive treatment options that can help you to get back to life, and that means no more pain and discomfort.
Treatment Options Are Available and Easier Than Ever
If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, you may be unsure what can be done. While initial treatments like medications can help to reduce symptoms, treatments that cure your condition may also be available.
Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, TN, is the only dedicated hemorrhoid clinic in the south east. We specialize in Infrared Coagulation (IRC), a minimally invasive treatment that involves using a small laser probe that exposes the vein above the hemorrhoid to short bursts of warm light, causing the hemorrhoid to shrink and recede. This procedure does not require any downtime or anesthesia. There are no stitches, and there’s no wound to heal from a cut. Best of all, IRC is covered by most insurance plans!
To request an appointment with our laser hemorrhoid specialist, Dr. Brian Garber, call our Confidential Hemorrhoid Hotline at (865) 588-9952.
Traditional Surgical Treatment for Hemorrhoids
If your hemorrhoids are more severe, we also offer hemorrhoidectomies performed by our board-certified colorectal surgeon, Dr. Sung Lee at the Premier Surgical Surgery Center. Our Surgery Center is a state-of-the art outpatient facility that offers same-day surgical care in a convenient and comfortable setting. Learn more about our Surgery Center.