Hemorrhoids in Connecticut
Ready to Consult a GI Physician?Find a Provider
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids, sometimes called piles, are swollen veins near the lower anus or rectum. The condition frequently occurs when the vein walls in the anus or rectum grow so thin that the veins protrude or bulge. Piles can occur internally (within the rectum) or externally (on the anus).
Hemorrhoids are quite common. In fact, almost three-fourths of adults will have piles from time to time. In some cases, a blood clot will develop within a hemorrhoid (knowns as a thrombosed hemorrhoid) and may cause pain or discomfort. The board-certified gastroenterologists at Connecticut GI specialize in working to resolve this common condition and other gastrointestinal problems. To receive care for hemorrhoids in Connecticut, please contact one of our locations today.
What causes hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids can be caused by an array of factors. Reasons that a hemorrhoid might occur can include:
- Excessive strain during bowel movements
- Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
- Ongoing constipation
- Ongoing diarrhea
- Straining too hard to perform a physical activity (like weight lifting)
- Genetic history of hemorrhoids
What are some symptoms of hemorrhoids?
Symptoms of piles can be varied depending on the location of the hemorrhoids but most often include:
- Itching around the anus
- Pain and/or swelling around the anus
- Bright red blood in one's stool
- Discomfort during bowel movements
- Purple, pink, or blue raised lesions that protrude around the anus
- Discomfort surrounding the anus while conducting physical activities
How are hemorrhoids treated?
In some cases, minor hemorrhoids can heal on their own within a week or less. Your Connecticut GI provider might prescribe medications or recommend home remedies to alleviate the irritating symptoms of hemorrhoids. When larger hemorrhoids occur, however, medical intervention is available in Connecticut and could be needed to excise or treat the hemorrhoid. Common hemorrhoid treatments include:
- A diet high in fiber
- Ice packs to reduce anal swelling
- Ligation using rubber bands
- Draining a clot (thrombosis)
- Surgical Intervention
- Applying topical ointment
- Treatment of constipation or the cause of the hemorrhoids
- Tub baths several times daily in warm water
- Maintaining a clean anal region
- Avoidance of use of dry toilet paper
Innovative treatment for hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids typically do not develop into serious health issues, but they can certainly be uncomfortable and wreak havoc on your quality of life. If you need assistance with treatment for hemorrhoids in Connecticut, our specialists are here to help. Please reach out to a Connecticut GI location near you today to request a consultation with a gastroenterology specialist.
Explained everything thoroughly. Made me feel comfortable. Highly recommend.
Dr. Golioto is personable, knowledgeable and efficient. Strongly recommend this practice.
As a new patient I was very happy with my new gastroenterologist, and the office as well. Staff is very supportive and kind. Dr.Antony spent quite a bit of time with me. I was never rushed and he carefully went over my history. I was comfortable and happy to find this practice.
Doctor is very organized.. Went for office visit and then an procedure everything went well.Dr. has a good side manner too.