Nearly three-quarters of all adults experience hemorrhoids at some point in their life. If you suffer from painful hemorrhoids and require surgery, help is within reach at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi. Highly trained, board-certified surgeons can remove hemorrhoids to ease pain and improve your overall quality of life. Schedule a consultation with Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, by phone or book online today.
Hemorrhoids are inflamed, swollen veins around the lower part of your rectum or anus. Internal hemorrhoids form inside your rectum, while external hemorrhoids can appear under the skin around your anus. Hemorrhoid treatment can offer you relief from pain, itching, and bleeding.
If you have hemorrhoids, you can experience the following symptoms:
Complications that can develop due to untreated hemorrhoids include iron-deficiency anemia, extreme pain, and blood clots.
Hemorrhoids can happen to anybody, but certain things increase your risk of experiencing them. Examples include obesity, older age, pregnancy, and anal sexual intercourse. Other risk factors include:
To find out if you have hemorrhoids and develop a treatment plan, your doctor discusses your symptoms and medical history. They do a digital examination and visually inspect the affected area. Your specialist might require a colonoscopy to examine your colon.
Your hemorrhoid treatment plan will depend on the type and severity of hemorrhoids you experience. Common treatments include:
Your doctor might suggest home remedies for hemorrhoids, like eating high-fiber foods, using hemorrhoid creams or pads, trying suppositories, soaking in a bath, or taking over-the-counter pain relievers.
Simple, minimally invasive procedures that can eliminate hemorrhoids include rubber band ligation to cut off blood flow to the hemorrhoid, hemorrhoid injections, and laser treatment to reduce the size of (and eventually eliminate) hemorrhoids.
If you have painful clots or hemorrhoids requiring surgery, Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, staff can help. Under a local, spinal, or general anesthetic, your surgeon can remove hemorrhoids or staple them to eliminate unpleasant symptoms and reduce your risk of complications.
Don’t live with debilitating hemorrhoids when simple treatments are within reach at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC. Call the office for a consultation or use the online booking feature today.