Dr. Anubha Sinha of Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists is here to help when you are struggling with hemorrhoids in Flemington, NJ, and Hillsborough, NJ. If you are having pain in your rectum, or if you notice tiny blood flecks on your toilet paper, you could be dealing with hemorrhoids. Keep reading about hemorrhoids and come see us to get help today.
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that form either inside or outside the rectum. It causes pain and bleeding. Hemorrhoids can happen to anyone, but they are more common as you age and more likely if you:
- Are obese
- Are pregnant
- Have frequent constipation
- Spend long periods of time sitting
Hemorrhoids can be embarrassing for some people to talk about, so they avoid going to the doctor and keep dealing with the bleeding. But we see hemorrhoids all the time, so don't hesitate to call us for help! They can take a long time to resolve on their own, but there could be a simple solution for you so there's no reason to continue to suffer.
How are they treated?
If you have hemorrhoids in Flemington, NJ, or Hillsborough, NJ, your doctor's recommendations may vary depending on how severe your case is. For small hemorrhoids, some over-the-counter medications can help relieve pain and any itching, and a medicated bath can also help.
Hemorrhoid banding is a simple but effective method of treating hemorrhoids. A tiny rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid to cut off the blood supply. This shrinks the hemorrhoid, and after a few days, the hemorrhoid will fall off. Hemorrhoid banding is a quick and painless procedure that gets rid of your hemorrhoid permanently.
We can also treat your hemorrhoids with lasers. Lasers treat hemorrhoids by infrared coagulation or IRC. A small probe is used to coagulate the vein above the hemorrhoid with a burst of infrared light, causing the hemorrhoid to shrink. Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists and Dr. Anubha Sinha can help you find relief if you are suffering from hemorrhoids. Contact us for an appointment in Flemington, NJ, or Hillsborough, NJ, at (908) 788-8200.