Often times hemorrhoids heal on their own within a few days. However in some cases, they don’t. In these instances, patients may need medical intervention to resolve their hemorrhoids. To learn more about Beverly Hills hemorrhoid treatment or to schedule an appointment with a doctor, call the Hemorrhoid Surgery Center of Excellence today. Our number is 888.742.2032.

What Are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are a condition that occurs when the veins in the anus become swollen or enlarged. Common causes of hemorrhoids include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting on the toilet too long
  • Blood in the stool
  • Constipation or diarrhea

There are generally two types of hemorrhoids. These are called internal and external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids occur inside the anus, while external hemorrhoids occur outside the anus.

How to Treat Hemorrhoids

While many patients find that their hemorrhoids resolve on their own within a few days, others may experience chronic or severe hemorrhoids. Common forms of non-surgical treatment include:

  • Eating a diet that is high in fiber
  • Ensuring soft bowel movements
  • Avoiding sitting on the toilet too long

If hemorrhoids do not resolve through non-surgical means, patients may need to consider surgical options. Some of the most common surgical options include banding, traditional hemorrhoidectomy, and stapled hemorrhoidectomy. Banding is a technique in which a rubber band is wrapped around the hemorrhoid in order to constrict the blood supply and cause the hemorrhoid to die. Traditional hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure in which the hemorrhoid is cut out surgically and sewn closed. Stapled hemorrhoidectomy is a similar procedure in which the hemorrhoid is cut out and then stapled shut in order to cut off blood supply.

Call a Hemorrhoid Surgeon

If you suffer from severe or chronic hemorrhoids, don’t wait. Call the Hemorrhoid Surgery Center of Excellence today, 888.742.2032.

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