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    What is a Hemorrhoid?


    Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are caused by swollen blood vessels in the anus and lower rectum. It’s rarely life-threatening and is considered as one of the most common anorectal disorders.

    Despite the discomfort, many patients opt to keep this condition private and instead choose to let the hemorrhoid heal on its own. While this course of action may help those with mild hemorrhoids, it could eventually lead to advanced-grade hemorrhoids which require surgical intervention.

    Are You Experiencing These Signs and Symptoms?

    Bleeding

    You see blood mixed with your stool or small amounts of blood when you wipe.

    Discomfort

    You feel uncomfortable during a bowel movement.

    Pain

    You feel pain, itching, and swelling around your anus.

    Types of Hemorrhoids


  • Internal — Hemorrhoids that are located inside the rectum and do not cause discomfort. However, straining during bowel movements may damage the hemorrhoid’s surface and result in bleeding.
  • External — Hemorrhoids that are located under the skin and around the anal opening, which could itch or bleed.
  • Prolapsed — Also called protruding hemorrhoids, these are internal hemorrhoids that were pushed to the anal opening due to straining. Prolapsed hemorrhoids cause pain and irritation.
  • Thrombosed — These are external hemorrhoids that eventually form a blood clot in the anal skin. Thrombosed hemorrhoids cause severe pain, swelling, and shows up as a hard lump near the anus.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Hemorrhoids

    • What causes hemorrhoids? Veins swell due to pressure in the lower rectum, caused by straining during bowel movements (e.g. constipation), diarrhea, and obesity. Pregnant women are also prone to this, as the pressure of an enlarged uterus can cause blood vessels to swell.
    • Do hemorrhoids go away on its own? If your hemorrhoids are small, your symptoms may go away without treatment after a few days. Prolapsed hemorrhoids can take longer to heal and may require treatment from a doctor.
    • How long does it take to recover from hemorrhoid surgery? Recovery takes about 1-2 weeks, but it could also take 3-6 weeks to fully recover from post-surgery pain, bleeding, and discomfort.
    • Can hemorrhoids come back after being surgically removed? After several years, recurrences occasionally occur from external hemorrhoid removal and rubber band methods. But the hemorrhoid can be treated again using similar conservative techniques. It is rare for hemorrhoids to come back after being surgically removed.

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    Hemorrhoid Treatments

    If your hemorrhoid does not heal on its own or is too painful and causes a lot of bleeding, surgery might give you the relief that you need. Here are the treatment options offered at Torrance Surgical:


    Closed Hemorrhoidectomy

    The most common procedure for internal hemorrhoids, closed hemorrhoidectomy involves surgically cutting the hemorrhoid and closing the wound with an absorbable suture.


    Ligasure Hemorrhoidectomy 

    This procedure is used for those with external hemorrhoids and a single prolapsed tissue. It requires precision, as it involves the use of an electro-thermal device that will seal the patient’s blood vessels.





    Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy

    Although an uncommon procedure, lateral internal sphincterotomy can help patients with high resting sphincter pressures.



    Open Hemorrhoidectomy

    This procedure is similar to closed hemorrhoidectomy, except that the wound will be left open. Open hemorrhoidectomy is the best option when the hemorrhoid’s location makes it hard to close the wound or when there’s a high risk of post-surgery infection.



    Rubber Band Ligation

    A surgeon will place a rubber band around the base of an internal hemorrhoid. This procedure effectively disrupts circulation, resulting in the hemorrhoid to fade away in a few days.


    Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy for Prolapsing Hemorrhoids

    This procedure is the best option for internal and prolapsed hemorrhoids, especially those that are considered grade III and grade IV. Surgeons will use a circular stapling device to cut a ring around the hemorrhoid tissue to get it back to its normal position.


    Why Choose Torrance Surgical


    Although hemorrhoids are very common, many patients prefer to deal with it in private. Our team at Torrance Surgical understands and values your privacy.


    Choosing the right hemorrhoid treatment can be confusing. Dr. Roohipour can help you make the right medical decision and provide much-needed relief for your hemorrhoid. Our surgery center is safe and equipped with the latest technology for hemorrhoidectomy.



    About Dr. Ramin Roohipour, MD, FACS, FASMBS

    Dr. Ramin M. Roohipour has decades' worth of experience in general surgery for a variety of conditions, including hemorrhoids, cholecystitis, and cancer, among others. He is a board-certified General Surgeon by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of American College of Surgeons, and won prestigious awards for his work.

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