Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC
General Surgery and Advanced Robotic Surgery & General and Bariatric Surgeons located in Jackson, MS
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 Q & A
What are hemorrhoids?
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.
What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
If you have hemorrhoids, you can experience the following symptoms:
- Irritation or itching near your anus
- Anal swelling or bleeding
- Pain or discomfort
- Bleeding with bowel movements
- Hard lump near your anus
Complications that can develop due to untreated hemorrhoids include iron-deficiency anemia, extreme pain, and blood clots.
What are the risk factors for hemorrhoids?
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:
- Heavy lifting
- Consuming a diet low in fiber
- Chronic constipation or diarrhea
- Straining during bowel movements.
How does my doctor diagnose hemorrhoids?
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.
What are my treatment options for hemorrhoids?
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.
Minimally invasive procedures
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.
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