Hemorrhoids Treatment in Encino
Hemroids (hemorrhoids) occur when the veins located around the anus become dilated from the pressure associated with constipation. Internal hemorrhoids, which occur where the anal skin is less sensitive, are usually painless but may cause bleeding. External hemorrhoids can often be seen or felt, and may cause pain and irritation when the hemorrhoid swells. Symptoms of hemorrhoids may include bleeding, leakage of mucus or feces, itching and pain.
To diagnose hemorrhoids, medical examination of the anus and anal canal are necessary to rule out other, potentially serious causes of symptoms, such as cancer. Minor hemorrhoids can usually be treated with creams, stool softeners, Sitz baths and corticosteroid products. Severe cases may require hemorrhoid surgery for definitive treatment. Thankfully, over 90% of patients with painless bleeding from internal hemorrhoids can be treated nonsurgically.
In-office treatment options include sclerotherapy, latex band ligation and infrared coagulation (IRC). These procedures are painless and can easily be performed during a routine office visit. Your Valley Colorectal Surgeons physician will determine the best course of treatment for your individual condition after a full physical examination.
You can prevent hemorrhoids from occurring or worsening with certain lifestyle improvements, such as following a high-fiber diet and eating whole grains. You can also use Metamucil® and similar laxatives to soften stool and reduce the strain needed for a comfortable bowel movement. Exercise is a great way to prevent hemorrhoids because exercise promotes regularity.
When lifestyle changes and office-based hemorrhoids treatment fails, hemorrhoid surgery is usually required to alleviate symptoms. Our surgeons perform these procedures in an outpatient, same-day surgery setting.
Discover state-of-the-art hemorroids treatment in Encino, CA. Call Valley Colorectal Surgeons at 818-387-8725 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our hemorrhoids patients come to us from Los Angeles, Burbank, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Woodland Hills and Encino.