Getting Hemorrhoid Help
Hemorrhoids are swollen, or varicose veins in the rectum and around the anus, estimated to affect some 10 million Americans. Though not a serious medical problem, Hemorrhoids can be itchy, painful and bothersome. They may be internal, or within the rectum, or may be external, on the anus. External hemorrhoids are more apt to cause pain and itching, though both external and internal hemorrhoids produce bright red rectal bleeding. More serious conditions such as colorectal cancer can also cause bleeding from the rectum, so it’s important to eliminate these other conditions when such bleeding occurs. Palmadessa & Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates provides our patients close by and throughout Queens, St. Albans, Whitestone, College Point, and surrounding areas near you, with advanced endoscopic therapies to diagnose and treat hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoid Treatment Options
It’s important to understand most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple homecare. Dietary changes aimed at introducing more fiber into the diet, and over-the-counter stool softeners, suppositories and hemorrhoid creams can provide effective relief. But sometimes, medical intervention is indicated. Internal hemorrhoids can become enlarged and elongated and bleed with each passing bowel movement. External hemorrhoids can become irritated and form painful, hard clots under the skin, called a clotted, or thrombosed hemorrhoid. Dr. Palmadessa and Dr. Brodsky are trained in usage of the HET system for the treatment of bleeding internal hemorrhoids. The HET System is a non-invasive, non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment that uses a combination of tissue compression and bipolar energy applied to internal hemorrhoids. The treatment is applied to a pain free area inside the rectum to reduce blood flow hemorrhoids. As a result, discomfort and bleeding are diminished. Learn more about your treatment options and take charge of your GI health. Schedule a consultation with us today!