Hemorrhoids are a fairly common condition in adults that is also easy to treat. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of hemorrhoids so that you can treat them immediately. Dr. Anubha Sinha of Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists in Flemington, and Hillsborough, NJ, can help you identify when you may be affected by hemorrhoids and how they can be treated.
Symptoms and Causes of Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids can be caused by a variety of conditions that affect your digestive system. Some common causes of hemorrhoids are:
- Chronic Constipation
- Straining During Bowel Movements
- Spending Long Periods of Time on the Toilet
Hemorrhoids can also be hereditary, so it’s important to know if you have a family history of hemorrhoids.
There are some common symptoms that your gastroenterologist in Flemington, and Hillsborough, NJ, can help you identify. Some examples of common symptoms are:
- Bleeding during bowel movements
- Sensitive lumps around the anus
- Itching in the anal area
- Protrusion during bowel movements
- Irritation in the anal area
Once your doctor diagnoses your hemorrhoids, you’ll be able to start treatment and start feeling comfortable again. There are many home remedies that your doctor may suggest to reduce irritation and discomfort. Some common remedies include:
- Eating high-fiber foods
- Using topical creams or pads that contain a numbing agent
- Soaking in a warm bath for ten to fifteen minutes
- Using oral pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
With these treatments, pain should go away in about a week, and if not, your doctor may recommend surgical treatment to remove your hemorrhoids.
Contact Your Gastroenterologist Today!
Don’t live with the pain of hemorrhoids. Contact your gastroenterologist today to learn more about the symptoms and treatment of hemorrhoids. Call Dr. Sinha at Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists in Flemington, and Hillsborough, NJ, today at (908) 788-8200!