What are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen or bulging veins located in your lower rectum and around your anus. Those who suffer from hemorrhoids experience extreme pain and oftentimes rectal bleeding.
The two main categories of hemorrhoids are internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids are located far enough inside the rectum that they are much harder to disturb, and thusly do not generally cause pain. External hemorrhoids, however, are found just under the skin surrounding the anus and can come into contact with outside surfaces, causing intense pain and even bleeding.
Hemorrhoids can become enlarged, or “prolapse”, causing them to become visible as pinkish bumps. Bulging hemorrhoids complicate bowel movements by causing pain.
Signs of hemorrhoids include:
- Painless bleeding from the anus
- Area around the anus is itchy
- Tiny bulges located around the anus
What Causes Hemorrhoids?
It’s difficult to nail down the exact causes of hemorrhoids. If your family has a history of hemorrhoids you are more likely to experience them yourself.
Adding extra weight, whether permanent or temporary, can restrict blood flow and cause your veins to swell. Another way hemorrhoids can form is by straining during bowel movements or intense physical activity.
How Are Hemorrhoids Treated?
At Digestive Care Center, we take the treatment of hemorrhoids very seriously. We understand that living with the pain caused by hemorrhoids can be extremely unpleasant and work closely with our patients to ensure they live as pain free as possible.
We utilize the CRH O’Regan System in the treatment of hemorrhoids. This system serves as a painless and lasting solution to those suffering from the extreme discomfort caused by hemorrhoids. One aspect of the CRH O’Regan System that we value is its less-invasive nature. It takes only a few minutes and does not result in any additional pain; it doesn’t even require preparation or sedation!
The CRH O’Regan System uses very gentle suction on individual hemorrhoids, limiting their growth and causing them to eventually lessen in size within a few days.