Affecting almost half of the adult population, hemorrhoids are a very common colorectal issue that we have extensive experience treating. If you’re suffering from hemorrhoids, NYBG Colorectal can help you ease your discomfort and enjoy healthy colorectal function once more.
Causes and Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
Also known as piles, hemorrhoids can be caused by dietary choices and/or repeated behaviors. They’re most commonly caused by excessive straining during bowel movements, which puts an extra amount of pressure on the blood vessels in the area. Pregnancy can also cause this issue, as well. This added pressure causes the blood vessels around the anus to dilate and swell. Symptoms that commonly accompany this issue include:
- Bleeding during bowel movements
- Swelling and irritation
- Pain and itching
- Sensitive bumps in the area
- Mucus leakage