EASIEST WAY TO REMOVE HEMORRHOIDS
HEMORRHOID BAND LIGATION
At Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County, our gastroenterologists have been extensively trained in the treatment of hemorrhoids. We use the patented, FDA-approved CRH O’Regan System™, which is considered the “gold standard” treatment. It’s pain-free, has a high success rate and very low risk of complication.
We perform this highly effective (99.1%), minimally invasive procedure in our office in less than a minute.
During the brief and painless procedure, our physician specialist places a small rubber band around the tissue where there are few pain-sensitive nerve endings. Unlike traditional banding techniques that use a metal-toothed clamp to grasp the tissue, we use a gentle suction device, reducing the risk of pain and bleeding.
WHAT ARE HEMORRHOIDS?
They are swollen veins in the lower rectum or anus. By age 50, about half the population will have experienced this sometimes-painful condition caused by increased pressure inside the veins of the rectum. The most common causes include constipation, pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, heavy lifting, sitting for long periods and diarrhea.
There are two types of hemorrhoids based on location. Internal hemorrhoids occur inside the lower rectum and often can’t be seen or felt. Typically painless, the only symptoms you may notice are small amounts of bright red blood (on your toilet paper or in the toilet bowl) or a feeling of fullness following a bowel movement.
Occasionally, internal hemorrhoids can push through the anal opening. This is known as a prolapsed, or protruding hemorrhoid. Some remain prolapsed temporarily; others can become permanent. Hemorrhoids that remain outside the anus can cause pain, itching, bleeding and excess skin (skin tags).
Less common external hemorrhoids are bulges or lumps around the anus. Due to sensitive nerve fibers in this area, enlarged veins are often painful, especially during sitting. They may bleed and itch. If blood pools in an external hemorrhoid, it may develop a blood clot or what’s known as a “thrombosed” hemorrhoid and cause severe pain. External hemorrhoids are often incorrectly self-diagnosed. Many people mistake internal hemorrhoids – or the skin tags they produce – for external hemorrhoids. Your physician can determine whether you have internal or external hemorrhoids.
Home remedies – creams, suppositories and warm baths – may offer temporary relief from the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Most hemorrhoids don’t go away. Instead, they can get progressively worse over time, growing in size and number. Some chronic sufferers develop hemorrhoids in three locations. Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with recurring flare-ups and increasing pain. You can seek professional medical treatment now – and end your discomfort for good.
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