Hemorrhoids are swollen veins, which occur in the lowest part of the rectum or anus. Hemorrhoids are very common, and typically occur when there is straining during bowel movements or excessive pressure on the veins in the area. Hemorrhoids may be external or internal. 

External hemorrhoids are typically felt and seen as lumps, and are far more painful. Whereas internal hemorrhoids cannot be felt or seen. Hemorrhoids, both external and internal, may sometimes bleed, feel painful (especially when internal hemorrhoids prolapse), and itch.

What Causes Hemorrhoids?

There are several contributing factors that can cause hemorrhoids, which occur in many different ways that cause pressure in the lower rectum. Some of the most common causes of hemorrhoids include:

Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids can result in a wide range of symptoms; however, they are not always painful. They may include:

  • Bright red blood (found on toilet paper or stool)
  • Itching and irritation
  • Blood clots and pain
  • Swelling around anus

How Are Hemorrhoids Diagnosed?

Hemorrhoids are diagnosed by a gastroenterologist, and are diagnosed through a comprehensive exam of the anus and rectum. This will help your doctor determine the presence, extent, nature (external or internal), and rule out any other conditions.

Whatever the case is, our team is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating hemorrhoids. If you are in need of a skilled hemorrhoid specialist in Thousand Oaks, contact our team to schedule an appointment. We will provide you with the treatment you need. If left untreated, it can result in significant issues that can worsen over time.

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