Specializing in Screening Colonoscopy with NEW Fuse Technology and Hemorrhoid Banding/Anorectal Disorders
REMOVE HEMORRHOIDS – gently and quickly
Hemorrhoids are common, but that doesn’t mean you
have to live with them.
Anal itching, rectal bleeding and incomplete
A treatment called the CRH O’Regan system, done
in our office setting which treats hemorrhoids
completely without surgery or recovery time. The cost is reduced by over $1,000.00 when done in the office setting.
Learn about hemorrhoids, the symptoms and a simple painless treatment called “Hemorrhoid Banding”
Think only certain types of people get hemorrhoids? They are an incredibly common problem. While most people
get hemorrhoids after age 30, the truth is, they’re common amongst all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds—and
you shouldn’t feel embarrassed or upset about telling a doctor if you think you have them. Yet talking to a doctor about
them can seem embarrassing and stressful. If you have hemorrhoid symptoms, don’t suffer in silence. The sooner you get
diagnosed and treated, the better your life and your health will be – and the less likely you are to have complications
or require surgery.
Your treatment shouldn’t wait! Do you really need to treat your hemorrhoids? The answer is YES.
Left untreated, hemorrhoids often get worse over time – and therefore harder to treat. This means that a hemorrhoid that could easily be “banded” today could eventually require surgery.
HEMORRHOID BANDING PROCEDURE
The procedure places a small rubber band around the base of one hemorrhoid in each session. The rubber band cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid and the band may fall off as soon as 48 hours after the banding.
There are usually 3 banding sessions required at 2 week intervals. A final check-up may be scheduled 4 – 6 weeks after the 3rd banding session.
The procedure should have been relatively painless since the banding of the area involved does not have nerve endings and there is no pain sensation.
Hemorrhoids are cushions of swollen tissue and blood vessels in the lower rectum which begin to bulge down through the anus causing:
Prolapsed (hemorrhoids come out during a bowel movement)
Hemorrhoids result from an increase in pressure in the veins of the rectum, typically from too much straining. Common causes of hemorrhoids include:
Pregnancy and childbirth
Long periods of sitting
Because they are inside the lower rectum, internal hemorrhoids often can’t be seen and are typically painless. Often, the only symptoms you may notice are
itching, small amounts of bright red blood (on your toilet paper or inside the toilet bowl), or a feeling of fullness following a bowel movement.
However, internal hemorrhoids can also push through the anal opening. These are known as prolapsing hemorrhoids. Sometimes these hemorrhoids reduce
(go back inside) spontaneously, and other times they must be manually reduced (pushed back in). In the vast majority of cases, treating the internal hemorrhoids will relieve the external symptoms.
External hemorrhoids often occur as bulges or lumps around the anus. Because of the sensitive nerve fibers in this area, these abnormal vessels are often painful, especially when sitting. They also may
bleed and itch. Should blood pool in an external hemorrhoid, a blood clot referred to as a thrombosed hemorrhoid may develop and cause severe pain.
Around 90% of patients who complain about external issues are actually helped by hemorrhoidal banding of their internal hemorrhoids.
Too often, hemorrhoid sufferers spend endless time and money on home remedies such as a creams, suppositories and warm baths, getting nothing but temporary relief. Hemorrhoids can also get progressively worse over time.
Common Hemorrhoid Symptoms
In some instances, the hemorrhoids will prolapse (come down through the anal canal), requiring the sufferer to push the tissue back in place, while in others the prolapsed tissue will reduce on its own.
If you notice a small amount of blood on toilet paper after a bowel movement, or see blood present in your stool, you might be seeing the signs of hemorrhoids. This blood will typically be bright red in color.
An itchy feeling either on the rectum or in the interior of the rectum is one of the most common and irritating hemorrhoid symptoms. In addition to being bothersome, vigorous scratching of the afflicted area can lead to infections if the skin is broken.
Incomplete bowel movements
Many hemorrhoids sufferers experience what can be described as an incomplete bowel movement, which means they feel like the movement is not fully completed. Attempting to have another bowel movement without success can make hemorrhoids worse due to increased straining. This is a frequent side effect of hemorrhoids, and can lead to further health issues.
Some of these hemorrhoid symptoms can also be a sign of more serious gastrointestinal issues, such as colorectal cancer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and others.