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
- Long periods of standing or sitting
- Heavy lifting
Signs and symptoms
- Painful swelling
- 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.
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.