Hemorrhoids are a perfect example of how something that’s physically small can cause a huge disruption in your daily life. If you live in New York City, you have access to skilled gastroenterology specialist Dr. Moshe Rubin, an experienced and personable physician who can help you find relief from painful hemorrhoids. To book an appointment, use the simple online scheduling tool or feel free to call or stop by the office.
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located in the lower portion of your rectum. When they occur inside the rectum they are considered internal, and when they occur near your anus they are considered external.
As many as three out of every four adults will experience hemorrhoids at one point or another. Some hemorrhoids don’t cause symptoms, while others can be incredibly painful. Hemorrhoids can be painful or bleed.
Any undue pressure that affects the veins near your anus can lead to hemorrhoids. Common causes include:
For some, hemorrhoids are a rare occurrence, while others seem to experience them on a frequent basis.
Not all hemorrhoids show symptoms, but when symptoms do occur, they include:
Home remedies can help address swelling and pain caused by hemorrhoids. These are some common self care options:
If these efforts don’t yield the desired results, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rubin to explore more advanced treatment options.
Treatment depends on your specific circumstances, but Dr. Rubin has numerous treatment options to choose from.
Most procedures work by cutting off the flow of blood to the affected vein. Cauterization, and rubber band ligation are all effective ways to stop blood from enlarging your veins.
In some cases, surgery is the best way to remove large hemorrhoids. There are different surgical techniques to address internal and external hemorrhoids. Some work by surgically removing the affected tissue, while others block blood flow to the affected veins.
To learn more about your treatment options, schedule a time to meet with Dr. Rubin and discuss your specific needs. A combination of treatment and lifestyle modification can help you move beyond hemorrhoids.