Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus that can cause pain and rectal bleeding. Most hemorrhoids recede on their own.
The condition is often hereditary, but hemorrhoids can result from a buildup of pressure in your lower rectum. If you are carrying extra weight from pregnancy or obesity, push too hard during bowel movements, strain from physical labor, sit for long stretches of time, or have constipation or diarrhea, blood flow is affected and the veins can swell to form a hemorrhoid. 3 of 4 adults experience this condition.
TYPES OF HEMORRHOIDS
You may have hemorrhoids if you experience:
- Painless bleeding during bowel movements
- Anal region Itching or irritation
- Pain or discomfort
- Swelling around your anus
- A sensitive or painful lump near your anus, which may be a thrombosed hemorrhoid
Hemorrhoids can be internal, located inside the rectum, or external near the anus. As there are more pain sensitive nerves at this location, external hemorrhoids are the most painful. When blood pools in an external hemorrhoid, you form a clot (thrombus) characterized by severe pain, swelling, inflammation, and a hard lump near your anus. They may also prolapse or bulge on the outside of the anus and cause pain, especially when you poop.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT OASIS ADVANCED GASTROENTEROLOGY?
Hemorrhoids are rarely dangerous though uncomfortable. Dr, Asgeri at Oasis Advanced Gastroenterology has many remedies available to ease your condition. He will do a visual and digital inspection of your anal and rectal areas and may do a procedure such as hemorrhoid banding, laser treatments, or surgery to remove or shrink bothersome hemorrhoids or ones that won’t go away. Dr. Asgeri may also do a colonoscopy to rule out other digestive system diseases, if you have a history or colorectal disease, or if you are middle aged and are due for one.
SCHEDULE HEMORRHOID RELIEF AT OASIS ADVANCED GASTROENTEROLOGY
Even if hemorrhoids go away on their own, you should still see your doctor to make sure they are not really a more serious condition. Contact Oasis Advanced Gastroenterology in Palm Springs to schedule a hemorrhoid treatment with Dr. Asgeri.
Request an appointment online or call 760-699-7607.