Hemorrhoid Surgery Sacramento CA
I know that you are embarrassed to talk about your hemorrhoids, you are not alone, most people in Sacramento who have them are, but you can have hemorrhoid surgery to remove them.
I know that you are embarrassed to talk about your hemorrhoids, you are not alone, most people who have them are, but you can have hemorrhoid surgery to remove them. This little annoying and painful creatures are actually swollen and inflamed veins in your anus and rectum.
You can't see or feel internal hemorrhoids, but you sure feel them if you strain too much when passing stool, this can injure the hemorrhoid surface causing it to bleed. If you have this type of hemorrhoid you will be see small amounts of blood on your toilet paper, maybe even a few drops in the toilet itself, otherwise you don't even know that they are there, they are painless. If you strain too much though you can push the little critter through the anal opening and this can cause pain and irritation.
If one of these critter does pop out you will then have what is called an external hemorrhoid. These are painful. Blood tends to pool in these, forming a clot, causing severe pain, swelling and inflammation. This form of hemorrhoid can itch or bleed.
• Constipation straining
• Pregnancy or when you give birth
In the event that a blood clot has formed, your doctor will need to remove the clot with a small incision, which will give you instant relief. But for more persistent bleeding or painful hemorrhoids you will indeed need surgery.
A few procedures that may be tried before surgery are rubber band ligation, sclerotherapy, infrared light or stapling. For the rubber band procedure, your doctor will place a rubber band around the base of your hemorrhoid to cut off the circulation, it will then fall off. This simple procedure - called rubber band ligation - is done in the doctor's office and is effective for many people.
For sclerotherapy your doctor will inject a chemical solution around the blood vessel to shrink the hemorrhoid. For infrared light, a one- or two-second burst of infrared light will be applied to cut off the circulation to small, bleeding, internal hemorrhoids. Stapling, this procedure blocks blood flow to hemorrhoidal tissue, and is less painful than surgery.
Hemorrhoid surgery is done with a local anesthetic combined with sedation, a spinal anesthetic, or a general anesthetic. The hemorrhoids are removed and medications can be used to relieve your pain after the surgery. You may want to frequently soak in a warm bath until you've healed.