Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and lower rectal area. There are two types: internal and external hemorrhoids based on their location. Internal hemorrhoids tend to bleed more, while external hemorrhoids can be extremely painful.
More than half of the adult population in the United States suffer from hemorrhoids to varying degrees. As with most anal and rectal maladies, patients are often embarrassed to discuss the problem with healthcare providers or even close family members. Many resort to home and over-the-counter remedies which afford some relief.
However, those who seek an evaluation from healthcare providers may be offered a variety of treatment options spanning from dietary modifications, bowel regimens, topical ointments to various surgical interventions. Together with the patient, Dr. Ambe will examine and determine which treatment option will best suit each individual – bringing the most relief to their symptoms.