Hemorrhoids affect millions of people every day, and many feel uncomfortable discussing the topic of hemorrhoids with their physician. At TCRS Hemorrhoid Center, we offer empathy, discretion and unsurpassed experience in the field of advanced hemorrhoid treatment.
Four out of five people will experience hemorrhoids in their lifetime. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are essentially swollen or inflamed veins in the anal canal. Internal hemorrhoids form inside the anal canal, while external hemorrhoids swell near the opening of the anus.
The exact cause of hemorrhoids is unknown, but several factors can contribute to their development, including chronic constipation or diarrhea, pregnancy, aging, straining during bowel movements, overuse of laxatives or enemas, prolonged sitting on the toilet (e.g., reading, etc.) and being overweight. Good preventative methods such as limiting prolonged sitting on the toilet, avoiding the overuse of laxatives and enemas, and keeping a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains, are often all you need to prevent or relieve hemorrhoids.
If you think you might have hemorrhoids, the first step toward treatment and relief is recognizing the symptoms:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, let us help you find hemorrhoid relief. A board-certified colorectal specialist at our Hemorrhoid Center can evaluate, diagnose and discuss treatment options. Although not usually serious, hemorrhoids can be painful and some symptoms can be caused by other diseases, so delay in treatment can be dangerous. Without proper diagnosis, you may suffer much longer than necessary.
The TCRS Hemorrhoid Center offers the most up-to-date innovations in hemorrhoid treatment. After a complete examination to determine the type and severity of your hemorrhoids, our experienced physicians will determine the most effective treatment. Our goal is to get you feeling 100% in no time at all.
No. There is no relationship between hemorrhoids and cancer. However, the symptoms of hemorrhoids — particularly bleeding, unusual itching, pain or sensitive lumps around the anal area — are similar to those of colorectal cancer and other diseases of the digestive system. This is why it is important to have a physician specially trained in treating diseases of the colon and rectum evaluate your symptoms. Reliance on over-the-counter medicines or other self-treatments is risky at best.