It is estimated that 50% of adults will experience hemorrhoids by the age of 50. While this condition is uncomfortable, it is common and usually can be relieved with non-invasive treatments. If you are one of the millions of people living with hemorrhoids, there is relief available. Our medical team at Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor can provide hemorrhoids treatment at our urgent care clinic in Los Angeles, CA.
What Are Hemorrhoids?
When the veins around the anus become swollen, this creates hemorrhoids. These swollen veins can be either internal or external – the most troublesome are external hemorrhoids. With internal hemorrhoids, symptoms can include light bleeding and skin protruding out of the anus during bowel movements, but these are usually not painful. External hemorrhoids may produce the following symptoms:
- Pain, from mild to severe, around the anus
- Severe itching around anus
- Lumps around anus
- Aching around anus when sitting
Most hemorrhoids are uncomfortable, but do not cause severe pain. However, complications of internal and external hemorrhoids can cause severe pain. Internal hemorrhoids can prolapse or remain outside the anus. External hemorrhoids can form blood clots on the skin and are called thrombosed hemorrhoids, which can also be painful.
Relief for Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids do not always require medical treatment. Many hemorrhoids will heal and go away on their own. There are over-the-counter medications that can be used to relieve itching or mild pain, and there are home remedies like soaking in a warm bath that can provide relief for mild to moderate hemorrhoids.
If you have hemorrhoid complications, like prolapse or thrombosed hemorrhoids, and OTC and other home remedies do not provide relief, come see us at Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor. We have board certified physicians that can perform an exam and offer hemorrhoids treatment for relief. Medications and other treatments combined with lifestyle changes can relieve pain and itching caused by hemorrhoids.
At Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor, we offer medical care seven days a week at our urgent care center in Los Angeles, CA. Our experienced doctors and nurses are also available for house calls in the LA area. If you have hemorrhoids or other health concerns, contact us. We offer same day and walk-in appointments at our Beverly Hills clinic.