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Treatment for Hemorrhoids in Knoxville, TN
Hemorrhoids are common in both men and women. In fact, about half the population has hemorrhoids by age 50. If you have put off seeking treatment for hemorrhoids because of concerns about painful surgery and a long recovery period, Premier Surgical’s experienced experts can give you relief.
Causes of Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids can be either internal or external, meaning they may or may not be visible bumps outside of the anus. Although not every case of hemorrhoids will have an exact cause, individuals are more likely to experience this condition if they:
- Have a family history of hemorrhoids
- Are obese
- Frequently strain during bowel movements or when lifting heavy objects
- Are pregnant
- Are between the ages of 45 and 65
- Remain sitting for long periods of time
- Frequently experience constipation or diarrhea
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
In addition to pain in the anal area, persons with hemorrhoids often report other common symptoms such as itching, swelling, irritation, and even painless bleeding of the rectal region. Any sort of unexplained bleeding will require a specialist’s attention in order to accurately determine its cause and whether or not that cause poses any immediate threat to your health.
It is also possible for blood to pool in an external hemorrhoid, which may lead to the formation of a clot. This is known as a thrombosed hemorrhoid, which will lead to more severe pain as well as the development of a hardened lump near the anus.
EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR LASTING COMFORT
While over-the-counter creams and home remedies may relieve the symptoms of hemorrhoids, they will not go away on their own. For lasting relief, a hemorrhoid must be erridicated at the source via medical treatment.
At Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, you can take comfort in our expertise. Our non-invasive, non-surgical procedures make hemorrhoid relief quicker, easier and virtually pain-free.
Infrared Coagulation (IRC): This time-tested procedure is the world’s leading office treatment for hemorrhoids. It 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.
Four IRC treatments, performed 3-4 weeks apart, are normally reccomended. IRC treatments are covered by most insurance plans.
BENEFITS TO NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS INCLUDE:
- Less invasive than traditional methods
- Short treatment times, usually 15 minutes
- No downtime
- No anesthesia
- No cutting or stitches
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know if I have hemorrhoids?
Symptoms often begin with painless rectal bleeding during bowel movements. Other symptoms can include pain, burning or itching. Hemorrhoidal anal tags may be present, causing irritation, itching or hygiene issues.
When should I seek treatment?
Consult your doctor if: your hemorrhoids don’t improve with self-care; you have pain or bleed frequently or excessively; you bleed between bowel movements; and/or the onset of your hemorrhoids occurs with a marked change in bowel habits.
Will insurance cover hemorrhoid treatment?
Hemorrhoid procedures are normally covered by most insurance plans. Our staff is happy to assist you with any questions regarding coverage.
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