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Hemorrhoids Brooklyn

Many people have experienced a condition called hemorrhoids, also known as piles. This condition occurs when swelling and inflammation are present in the veins located around the rectum and anus. This may occur for several reasons, most commonly as a result of straining when trying to have a bowel movement. It can also occur when there is increased pressure on these veins during pregnancy or as a result of other types of medical conditions.

Though many people do not like to talk about hemorrhoids, they are not uncommon. In fact, about half of all adults over the age of 50 will deal with hemorrhoids at some time and will experience one or more of the symptoms of hemorrhoids, which include bleeding, itching in the area, and pain. If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to see your Brooklyn hemorrhoids doctor for treatment and protection from advancing symptoms. The good news is medications and various procedures can help you to see significant improvement in this condition.

What Are the Symptoms of Hemorrhoids?

The symptoms you have will depend on the location of the condition.

You are unlikely to see or feel this condition. However, when you strain or have irritation in this area, this can cause damage which will cause bleeding. This area, called the internal anal membrane, does not have pain-sensitive nerve fibers. This means that you usually will not have pain or discomfort from internal hemorrhoids. However, you may push an internal hemorrhoid through the anal opening when straining. If this occurs and it remains that way, it is called a prolapsed hemorrhoid, and it will likely cause pain and irritation and require professional care.
Hemorrhoids can also be located on the exterior of the anus. When this happens, you may see blood that pools in an external hemorrhoid. As a result, a clot may form, causing significant pain and swelling and leading to further inflammation which will result in bleeding and more pain.

Whichever type of hemorrhoids you suffer from, you should seek treatment for the condition from your Brooklyn gastroenterologist at one of our convenient locations either on Ocean Parkway or in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, NY.

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