By definition, a hemorrhoid is a vein in the rectum or anus that has become swollen due to inflammation, causing discomfort while sitting or making a bowel movement. In some cases, a hemorrhoid may also cause anal itching or bleeding. Hemorrhoids can seriously impact your quality of life, and can even become dangerous if they progress – but now, there are options for finding relief that require no anesthesia, no painful surgery, no pain medications and allow for immediate return to daily activities with excellent outcomes.
Dr. Sidney Olefson and the rest of the board-certified gastroenterology team at Prima CARE is proud to provide non-surgical hemorrhoids treatment to patients throughout the Fall River community and surrounding areas. Our GI doctors and nurse practitioners are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhoids, and we are committed to using innovative techniques to keep your care as minimally-invasive as possible.
If you’re ready to find relief from the pain and discomfort caused by your hemorrhoid, don’t wait to start receiving top-quality care from the best GI specialists in Fall River. Schedule your first appointment with the team at Prima CARE today.
Dr. Sidney Olefson and the team of gastroenterology specialists at Prima CARE are passionate about providing patients with the relief they deserve without the need for surgery. That’s why we’re highly-trained in the CRH O’Reagan procedure, which is the most advanced procedure available for non-surgical hemorrhoid banding. Learn more about the CHR O’Regan procedure with this informational video:
In most cases, if you have a hemorrhoid, you won’t be able to see it externally – however, you may be able to see swelling around your anus if you hold a mirror up to it. If you can see a bump outside of your anus, your hemorrhoid may have prolapsed or become thrombosed, and you should seek treatment as soon as possible.
For most people struggling with hemorrhoids, the primary symptom is discomfort in the anal or rectal area, particularly when trying to sit or make a bowel movement. Hemorrhoids can also make bowel movements painful, and may cause blood to appear in a stool or on toilet paper.
Hemorrhoids usually happen when the rectum or anus is strained, either during a bowel movement or during pregnancy. Obesity can also increase your risk of developing a hemorrhoid.
At Prima CARE, we make it easy to get started with the most advanced gastrointestinal care in the Fall River area. Just schedule an appointment using our online scheduling tool, and we’ll reach out quickly to confirm your time.