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Hemorrhoid Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that exist in and around the lower rectum and anus. These enlarged veins often cause a significant amount of pain, though are entirely treatable using at-home remedies and therapies. Individuals who experience frequent recurrence of hemorrhoids, or hemorrhoids that are especially painful, should seek medical attention from the board-certified colorectal surgeons at Colorectal Wellness Center for comprehensive treatment. They will take the time to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis to determine the best treatment plan for you. Schedule an appointment today!

Causes and Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids can be either internal or external, meaning they may or may not be visible protrusions outside of the anus. Although not every case of hemorrhoids will have an exact cause, individuals are more likely to experience this condition if they:

Have a family history of hemorrhoids

Are obese

Frequently strain during bowel movements or when lifting heavy objects

Are pregnant

Are between the ages of 45 & 65

Remain sitting for long periods of time

Frequently experience constipation or diarrhea

In addition to pain in the anal area, persons with hemorrhoids often report other common symptoms such as itching, swelling, irritation, and even painless bleeding of the rectal region. Any sort of unexplained bleeding will require your doctors attention in order to accurately determine its cause and whether or not that cause poses any immediate threat to your health.

It is also possible for blood to pool in an external hemorrhoid, which may lead to the formation of a clot. This is known as a thrombosed hemorrhoid, which will lead to more severe pain as well as the development of a hardened lump near the anus.

At-Home Hemorrhoid Treatments

There are many simple techniques and preventative measures you can take if you have recently discovered a hemorrhoid and are looking for ways to intervene before your symptoms worsen, including:

Treatment for Severe Hemorrhoids

If all at-home remedies prove ineffective, or you begin to experience more alarming symptoms caused by hemorrhoids such as bleeding from the rectum or anus, please contact your doctor right away for proper treatment.

Rubber Band Ligation

This simple procedure uses tiny rubber bands that are placed around the hemorrhoid. Over the next few days, the rubber bands will continue to cut off blood flow to the hemorrhoid, which will eventually lead it to shrivel and fall away.

External Hemorrhoid Thrombectomy

Individuals suffering from a thrombosed hemorrhoid with require a unique procedure called an external hemorrhoid thrombectomy. The process is not nearly as intimidating as it may sound, as it is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. During this treatment, Colorectal wellness center will remove the blood clot that has formed within the external hemorrhoid to effectively relieve the patient’s symptoms.

Hemorrhoidectomy

The surgical removal of a hemorrhoid, called a hemorrhoidectomy, has been a standard practice for many years. During surgery, Colorectal wellness center will remove the hemorrhoid and excise the affected tissue while the patient remains sedated and completely comfortable. This provides long-lasting relief from hemorrhoids that are known to chronically occur in one particular area.

Schedule a Hemorrhoid Consultation

If you are currently suffering from Hemorrhoids, our board-certified colorectal specialists have years of experience in treating hemorrhoids in the Atlanta, GA area and are dedicated to providing you with the latest in care. For more information, contact Colorectal Wellness Center at (770) 325-2275 and schedule a consultation today!