Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that can be located inside or outside the rectum. Occasional flare-ups are common and can lead to pain, itching, swelling, and bleeding during bowel movements. In most cases, flare-ups resolve on their own within two weeks, but hemorrhoids can become infected, irritated, or develop other complications. About ten percent of hemorrhoid cases can require surgery to correct. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles hemorrhoid treatment doctor, can help you decide if hemorrhoid treatment is right for you.
At your appointment, Dr. Kerendian, provider of hemorrhoid treatment in Los Angeles, will perform a physical exam and ask about your symptoms. Common hemorrhoid symptoms include:
• Painless bleeding after a bowel movement
• Irritation or itching after a bowel movement
• Swelling around the anus
• Sensitive or painful lumps around the anus
• Fecal leakage
In some cases, hemorrhoids can develop blood clots. These are called thrombosed hemorrhoids, and they are associated with severe, sharp pains. Although this is not typically considered life-threatening, it may require urgent treatment.
Hemorrhoid Treatment Los Angeles
Several treatments are available to address problem hemorrhoids. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles hemorrhoid treatment doctor, will help you decide on the most appropriate procedure based on your needs. Sclerotherapy might be one option. Sclerotherapy is the same procedure that is used to treat spider varicose veins, and works by causing them to shrink and collapse. It is virtually painless and works quickly. Other procedures include banding, hemorrhoidectomy, and hemorrhoidopexy.
Some pain is normal after hemorrhoid surgery. Dr. Kerendian, provider of hemorrhoid treatment in Los Angeles, will provide you with medication to ease your discomfort and aftercare instructions to promote healing. You will need to stay well-hydrated and eat an appropriate diet to minimize the risk of constipation. We may also recommend a stool softener and suggest that you avoid heavy lifting and certain activities while you are recuperating. While recovery times can vary, most patients are feeling back to normal within one to two weeks.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles surgeon.