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You wouldn’t visit your primary care physician to fix an abscessed tooth. You would visit a dentist or some other specialist. It’s the same for hemorrhoids. A primary care physician will not specialize in hemorrhoid treatments. It’s important to determine the type of treatment that is right for you, based upon what type of hemorrhoids you have.

We specialize in hemorrhoids treatment such as bleeding, external and internal hemorrhoids. For more than 30 years, we’ve provided hemorrhoid relief to thousands in the Midwest.

Rectal bleeding is one of the most common reasons patients seek out our services. We diagnose the cause of your rectal bleeding, pain or itching and offer immediate treatment and relief.

What Are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swellings in the rectum or anal area. Hemorrhoids bother close to 90% of all Americans at some time in their lives. They can develop at any age, but the incidence increases after age 30. Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins that develop in the anal canal. This common condition may be uncomfortable at times, but it rarely poses a serious problem. Normally, the tissue surrounding the inside of the anus, sometimes called “anal cushions,” fills with blood to help control bowel movements. Hemorrhoids develop when excessive pressure or other factors cause the veins within these cushions to swell and stretch.

Rectal bleeding is the most common symptom of hemorrhoids. However, rectal bleeding can be a symptom of something more serious like colorectal cancer or other diseases of the digestive system. That’s why it’s important to see a physician who is skilled in treating diseases of the colon and rectum. Other symptoms include itching, pain, or sensitivity. In many cases, there are no noticeable symptoms.

A hemorrhoid diagnosis is based on a medical history and physical exam, which help a doctor identify the type of hemorrhoid: external hemorrhoids or internal hemorrhoids – and determine the appropriate hemorrhoid treatment.

What are my hemorrhoid treatment options? Can hemorrhoid treatments be painless and not involve surgery? Yes, absolutely. We offer a variety of treatment options and discuss what option is best for you. These treatments include:

  • Injection or Sclerotherapy
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC)
  • Rubber Banding (Ligation)
  • Laser
  • Traditional Hemorrhoid Surgery

Most procedures are done WITHOUT loss of work or restriction of activity to you. Some treatments take only a matter of minutes.

Hemorrhoids don’t lead to cancer, however, the symptoms, such as bleeding, are similar to those of colorectal cancer and other diseases of the digestive system. It’s important that your symptoms be investigated by a specialist.

Hemorrhoids are common: 90 percent of Americans will be bothered by hemorrhoids during their lifetime. More than half the population will develop hemorrhoids after the age of 30.

The good news is today’s advanced treatment options don’t require a long recovery and limited pain.

Most patients can be treated in the office quickly with minimum discomfort. Commonly used hemorrhoid treatment techniques are laser infrared coagulation, rubber banding and sclerotherapy. The vast majority of conditions can be treated without surgery.

Make Your Appointment Today

Make an appointment for hemorrhoid relief by calling the number below or submitting a online communication.

(314) 966-7570

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