Call Tri-County Surgical Partners for Prompt, Experienced Hemorrhoid Care

When you and your doctor decide that medical treatment such as creams and ointments are not providing the relief you need from hemorrhoids, call Tri-County Surgical Partners for a private consultation with Dr. David Stone.

What are hemorrhoids?

They are swollen or enlarged veins that line the opening of the rectum. Hemorrhoids are common, and by age 50, many adults deal with the discomfort, itching, pain, swelling or bleeding associated with them. Fortunately, safe and effective treatment is available to treat the problems associated with hemorrhoids.

Types of hemorrhoids

  • Internal – originating from just inside the opening
  • External – originating at the opening itself
  • Thrombosis – a large, painful hemorrhoid that contains a clot
  • Prolapse – a swollen, protruding internal hemorrhoid

Causes of hemorrhoids

  • Constipation and straining to pass hard stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Long periods of standing or sitting
  • Obesity
  • Heavy lifting
  • Pregnancy

Signs and symptoms

  • Bleeding
  • Painful swelling
  • Itching
  • Mucous discharge

One of the most common signs of hemorrhoids is bleeding. Rectal bleeding may be due to other causes, so your doctor must exclude other more serious causes of bleeding, such as polyps, tumors or cancer of the large intestine (colon) or rectum, by performing a colonoscopy.

Treatment options

In most cases, hemorrhoids can be treated conservatively by eating high-fiber foods, increasing water intake and using recommended creams and ointments for relief. For more complicated hemorrhoids, you can trust Dr. Stone’s expertise. He performs outpatient hemorrhoidectomy to surgically remove hemorrhoids, so you can get the relief you need and get on with your life.

If you experience persistent bleeding and/or if you have swollen, painful hemorrhoids that do not respond to initial treatment, talk with your doctor or call Dr. Stone at Tri-County Surgical Partners today 817-877-1911.