Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in or near the anal canal. The affected tissue may protrude outside the body. They are a very common problem that affect all people men and women.
Symptoms may include itching, pain, swelling, burning, cracking, bleeding, and/or sensitive lumps.
- constipation or poor bowel habits
- sitting or standing for long periods
- heavy lifting
- lack of exercise or too much stenuous exercise
- chronic coughing
Tests: Our physicians may perform an anal exam in office and may further recommend you have a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy performed before determining a proper care plan for you.
Treatment: Our doctors will create an individualized treatment plan for you to follow at home. The goals are to help relieve your symptoms and ease your constipation. There may be a need for surgical care in which our doctors would determine if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive approach called Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (PPH).