One of the most common complaints of patients that we see is hemorrhoids. It is estimated that hemorrhoidal complaints account for 3.5 million office visits per year and 1.5 million new prescriptions will be written.
Hemorrhoids are a normal part of the human anatomy. As they enlarge, they can cause problems such as bleeding, pain, protrusion, seepage & itching. They are classified as internal or external. An individual can have either internal, external or both.
There are as many myths of treatment as there are remedies. Just as every patient is different, there is no one treatment for hemorrhoids. Options include diet, over-the-counter & prescription creams, rubber band ligation, infrared coagulation (sometimes called laser), and surgical removal such as hemorrhoidectomy or PPH (stapled hemorrhoidopexy).
Let us help you sort through the options & recommend the best treatment for you. Remember, no one thing is right for everyone.