Treating Internal Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are painful and embarrassing. They are also a subject most people don’t like to talk about. They are also a common problem. If you have hemorrhoids, you have a lot of company. Estimates indicate about half of adults will develop hemorrhoids by the time they reach the age of 50. Your gastroenterologist can help.

What You Need To Know About Internal Hemorrhoids

Internal hemorrhoids are caused by pressure on the veins underneath the lining of the lower rectum. Excessive straining during bowel movements can also cause internal hemorrhoids.

You may be at greater risk of developing internal hemorrhoids if you are pregnant, overweight, or sit for long periods. You can use an applicator to apply hemorrhoid cream to the affected area for occasional internal hemorrhoid symptoms. Lubricate the applicator tip with cream and insert the applicator gently into the rectum to apply the cream.

If you develop internal hemorrhoids frequently, you should seek out the services of your gastroenterologist. Professional treatments for internal hemorrhoids include:

Hemorrhoid banding uses suction to place a band at the base of the hemorrhoid. The band cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid, causing it to shrink and shrivel. The hemorrhoid is completely gone within a few days. Hemorrhoid banding is a painless treatment, requiring just a few minutes. No sedation is required, and there is no downtime.

Sclerotherapy, also known as hemorrhoid injection, during which your gastroenterologist will inject a solution of phenol and olive oil directly into the hemorrhoid. The treatment is painless and minimally invasive, with no downtime.

Want To Know More About Internal Hemorrhoids?

You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment and discomfort of internal hemorrhoids. Your gastroenterologist offers permanent solutions to get rid of hemorrhoids and give you relief from this painful problem. To find out more about the causes and treatment of internal hemorrhoids, call your gastroenterology doctor today.

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