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When to See a Proctologist for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids can cause you to feel many things. But painfully excruciating shouldn’t be one of them. Hemorrhoids are the results of inflamed or swollen veins in the lower rectum or anus and occur when heavy straining or pressure is put on the veins of this area. There are many types of hemorrhoid relief treatments; however, if your treatment options aren’t working, it may be time to see your proctologist on other best hemorrhoid treatment options.

Know the Difference

Hemorrhoids can happen from straining when moving your bowels. It can also happen during pregnancy as constipation is a constant commonality during this time. There are two different types of hemorrhoids: external and internal. The external hemorrhoids are found around the anal canal while internal can be found in the rectum, directly above the anal canal. Both types of hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable and if left untreated can cause more harm, resulting in painful bowel movements and not being able to perform normal daily functions (such as sitting for longer periods of time). Internal hemorrhoids left untreated can cause internal bleeding while external hemorrhoids can cause blood clotting (thrombosis) which leads to severe pain. Knowing the difference between the two hemorrhoids can help you determine where the discomfort is located to properly treat that hemorrhoid.

When to Seek Professional Care

Again, hemorrhoids aren’t shy of letting you know there’s a problem. However they shouldn’t be a debilitating experience. And while they may trigger a phone call to your doctor, these signs will be the determining factor of your phone:

 

  • If over-the-counter medications aren’t working as promised
  • If you’re experiencing any rectal bleeding
  • If you are experiencing any kind of pain and discomfort from the hemorrhoids.
    • You will experience discomfort from the swelling alone, but any other pain that is directly related to the hemorrhoid should be controlled with treatment from your doctor.
  • If you have maroon or tar-colored stools, this is a sign you need to schedule an appointment with your doctor as this is also a sign of bleeding

 

You never want to leave hemorrhoids untreated, even if you think you have them under control. It’s important to express these concerns to your doctor so you can beat hemorrhoid pain with the best treatment options. Dr. Butler’s Hemorrhoid and Fissure Ointment is the best selling on the market because of its healing and soothing benefits for those who experience the discomfort and pain of hemorrhoids. Not only has his ointment worked for hundreds of individuals who experience hemorrhoid pain, he’s one of the top-notch expert doctors with a reputation for helping his patients achieve positive results. Get in touch with him today for more information on how you can be hemorrhoid-pain free!