Hemorrhoids are a condition where the veins in and around your anus become swollen and begin to stretch under pressure. There are two different types of veins that can be affected and those are internal and external veins. Your gastroenterologists at Digestive & Liver Center of Florida in Orlando and Kissimmee, FL, can help treat your hemorrhoids and help you live comfortably once again.
Treating Your Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids can happen in both men and women and can make it difficult to feel comfortable sitting. Hemorrhoids can be caused by sitting on the toilet for an extended amount of time, pregnancy, obesity, and liver disease. Some of the common symptoms of hemorrhoids include bloody stools or lumps around the anus.
Your gastroenterologist in Orlando and Kissimmee, FL, may recommend certain lifestyle changes to treat your hemorrhoids and make you comfortable once again. You may need to change to a high-fiber diet so that it’s easier for you to empty your bowels without strain. It’s also important that you make sure to keep up with your hygiene routine and be sure to properly clean around your anus.
If your hemorrhoids are severe, your gastroenterologist may need to remove some of the lumps around your anus. They’ll only remove the lumps that are bleeding severely or that have fallen outside of the anus. Your doctor may use surgical treatment to remove these lumps or may use endoscopic treatment. They’ll be able to choose once they’ve examined the severity of your condition and can determine which one will work best.
Contact Your GI Doctor Today
Don’t let hemorrhoids stop you from feeling comfortable sitting in public. Contact your gastroenterologists at Digestive & Liver Center of Florida in Orlando and Kissimmee, FL, today to learn more about treating your hemorrhoids. Call for more information today at (407) 384-7388.