Hemorrhoids services offered in Trnity, FL

Hemorrhoids services offered in Trnity, FL

If you’re among the 1 in 20 Americans struggling with hemorrhoid symptoms, advanced office-based treatments can solve the problem in just a few days. At Bay Area Gastroenterology Associates, LLC, the esteemed board-certified gastroenterology specialists offer procedures like hemorrhoid banding in the Trinity, Florida, office to provide effective, fast solutions to itching, pain, and soreness. Call the office or request an appointment now using the online scheduler.

Hemorrhoids Q&A

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins inside or around the anus (the last part of your large intestine, where fecal matter exits the body). The main types of hemorrhoids are:

Internal hemorrhoids

Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the anus and the lower part of the rectum (the section of the large intestine just above the anus). You can’t see or touch them because they’re hidden inside your body. An internal hemorrhoid can prolapse — push out through the anus.


External hemorrhoids

External hemorrhoids grow under the skin surrounding the anus. They create lumps under the skin, which you feel by running your fingers over the skin in that area.


Do hemorrhoids lead to colon cancer?

Hemorrhoids don’t cause colon polyps (clumps of cells that can potentially turn into cancer), nor do they cause colon cancer.

But you can have both at once. Some of the risk factors involved in hemorrhoids and polyps are similar (lack of physical activity, alcohol use, and poor diet).


What are the signs of hemorrhoids?

Everyone has hemorrhoidal tissue, reports the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons But only around 5% develop hemorrhoids that cause symptoms.

Symptoms of external hemorrhoids (the most symptomatic type) are:

  • Bluish colored lump around the anus
  • Itching around the anus
  • Discomfort when you sit
  • Rectal bleeding

Most people with external hemorrhoids tend to strain during bowel movements, which only makes things worse.

Internal hemorrhoids don’t usually cause symptoms, but you might notice painless rectal bleeding (blood on the toilet tissue, in your stool, or in the toilet bowl water). A prolapsed internal hemorrhoid, however, can be extremely uncomfortable.


How are hemorrhoids treated?

Bay Area Gastroenterology Associates, LLC, offers convenient nonsurgical hemorrhoid treatments in their Tampa Bay-area office. According to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACOG), most hemorrhoids heal naturally or with simple, noninvasive measures.


Your provider might recommend:

  • Avoiding straining during bowel movements
  • Eating more fiber in your diet or taking fiber supplements
  • Sitz baths to soak the sore area
  • Topical creams to ease itching and soreness
  • Prescription suppository containing steroids (for short-term use)

If your hemorrhoids continue causing symptoms, your provider could recommend a simple in-office procedure like banding. This involves securing tiny rubber bands around hemorrhoids. It cuts off their blood supply, and the hemorrhoid withers and falls off in a couple of days.


Bay Area Gastroenterology Associates, LLC offers the full spectrum of hemorrhoid treatments to help you avoid surgery and get past the discomfort fast. Call the office or schedule online for help.