72780A COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270
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Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans undergo surgery for hemorrhoids, while even more self-medicate with little or no relief from non-prescription ointments and hemorrhoid suppositories. Although 80% of Americans will suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their life, it can still be cause for embarrassment and anxiety. Like any medical condition, if hemorrhoids go unchecked, they can become a cause for serious concern. At The Hemorrhoid Institute, we offer a confidential environment where you can seek relief.
How Do I Know I Have Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoid symptoms often begin with painless rectal signs. Most people note them because blood appears bright red on toilet tissue or stool. It may, however, be a symptom of other anal-rectal disorders so it is important to bring this symptom to your physician’s attention when it occurs. Although some symptomatic (bleeding) hemorrhoids subside within a week or two, others progress over time. Hemorrhoid bleeding often becomes associated with rectal itching, discharge, and tissue prolapsed (bulging) through the rectum. When these symptoms occur, patients often become anxious about what’s happening to their bodies. Here at The Hemorrhoid Institute, we understand this and we are here to help.
What is A Hemorrhoid?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins inside or outside the anus that are usually caused by increased pressure, such as straining when constipated or during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids can cause pain, rectal bleeding, burning, clots and itching. Although hemorrhoids are common, the condition is still seen as a private ailment, a disease in which the symptoms are more tolerable than the current methods of hemorrhoid treatment. Now, with Infrared Coagulation (IRC), there is a new, painless, non-surgical device for the effective treatment of hemorrhoids. With IRC, your hemorrhoids can be treated during a regular office visit. IRC requires no sedation, no surgery, and no down time.