Dr. Anubha Sinha and the caring staff of Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists help patients dealing with hemorrhoids in Flemington and Hillsborough, NJ, to relieve their symptoms and prevent more hemorrhoids. If you have hemorrhoids, keep reading about how they are treated and contact us today.
What Is a Hemorrhoid?
Hemorrhoids are veins inside the rectum. Extra pressure on the veins causes them to swell inside and outside the rectum. You are more likely to develop a hemorrhoid if you:
- Suffer from chronic constipation or diarrhea
- Spend a lot of time sitting on the toilet
- Have a family history of hemorrhoids
- Eat a diet low in fiber
- Strain to eliminate during bowel movements
Hemorrhoids are also more common as you age, and if you are obese or pregnant.
How Are Symptoms Treated?
Hemorrhoids can cause a burning or itching sensation around the anus. If you have hemorrhoids, you may notice spots of blood when you wipe after a bowel movement. We have seen many patients who avoid coming in for their hemorrhoids and continue to deal with the discomfort and bleeding, but you don't have to. Hemorrhoids are a common problem that we treat regularly and you can get relief from symptoms, so don't delay making an appointment.
To treat your hemorrhoid, your provider may recommend
- Over-the-counter ointments to soothe irritation and shrink the hemorrhoid
- Prescription-strength topical treatments
- Soaking the area in a sitz bath for hygiene and to soothe irritation
- Hydration and a high-fiber diet to prevent straining on the toilet
If these more conservative measures do not improve your symptoms, hemorrhoids can be removed using a banding technique. A tiny band is placed around the hemorrhoid to cut off the blood supply. If a blood clot has formed in the hemorrhoid, it becomes extremely painful and your doctor will need to surgically remove the clot and hemorrhoid.
Get Relief Now
Call Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists if you are concerned about hemorrhoids in Flemington or Hillsborough, NJ. Dr. Anubha Sinha helps patients find relief and improve their digestive health to prevent future hemorrhoids. Reach us in Flemington, NJ, and Hillsborough, NJ, at (908) 788-8200.