What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are part of our normal anatomy. Everyone is born with hemorrhoids which are veins in our rectum and anus but when they get inflamed, they cause discomfort and bleeding.
We all have two types of hemorrhoids: internal hemorrhoids the ones that you cannot see and external hemorrhoids the ones you can see and feel.
What are the causes?
Hemorrhoids are usually caused by straining during bowel movements, poor bathroom habits, obesity, or pregnancy.
What are the symptoms?
Discomfort is a common symptom, especially during bowel movements or when sitting. Other symptoms include itching, bleeding, and sometimes pain.
What is the treatment?
In general, the treatment for internal hemorrhoids is conservative and includes high fiber intake and changes in bathroom habits and hygiene. Our doctors provide in-office procedures on patients that have failed conservative management and include rubber band ligation, sclerotherapy injection, and excision of anal of skin tags.
Our physicians also provide options for complete hemorrhoid excision in the operating room.
At The Center for colorectal disease of Arizona, we provide appointments as soon as today,