Hemorrhoids are one of the more common anorectal conditions that can affect people throughout their lives. In fact, it's been reported that nearly three-quarters of the population will develop a hemorrhoid at some point in their life. These lumps occur when veins around the anus or in the lower rectum become swollen and enlarged, resulting in a bulging mass of tissue that can range in size from small to large. While the exact cause for hemorrhoids is currently unknown, there are factors that can contribute to their development, such as one's age and genetics. At Houston Colon and Rectal Surgery, our team of board-certified surgeons offers a range of effective treatments for hemorrhoids, including nonsurgical, minimally invasive, and surgical. Contact one of our North Houston or West Houston, TX offices to learn more about hemorrhoids, how to prevent them, and your numerous solutions.
Hemorrhoid Treatment Reviews
"I cannot say enough about Dr. Azimuddin. I suffered with a fissure for over 6 months. Day in and day out of constant, agonizing pain. When I had been turned away from two other doctors writing them off his hemorrhoids, I knew my body and knew they were something more problematic. I thank God I found Dr. Azimuddin. We didn't spend more than 5 minutes in the room together before he ushered me to his office and scheduled surgery. One week later, he performed the 15 minute surgery and since that day (3 months ago) I have not had ONE day of pain! He knows what he is doing, please don't put it off. I was scared to death but I will NEVER wait again. Go see him. He is an absolute God send. Thank you again Dr. Azimuddin! I can never repay you for giving me my life back!"- S.S. / Google / Jul 12, 2018
"My name is Joseph Khawam and I'm a patient of Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin. I was in so much pain, I was bleeding and suffering from my hemorrhoids for a very long time. I tried everything for more than eight months and nothing worked at all and the pain was getting worst. Then my doctor told me to go to Dr. Azimuddin and I did. Dr. Azimuddin is such a wonderful doctor. He diagnosed me with stage 4 hemmohroid and extreme rectum pain. He did my surgery and I feel great. He's very knowledgeable and took his his time to listen to me and was very patient with me. He's a very honest and understanding doctor and not greedy like so many other doctors. He saw me as a patient and not a business deal. He's a very good doctor and surgeon. I wish for every patient who suffer from colon, rectum and hemmohroids to go to Dr. KHAWAJA AZIMUDDIN BECAUSE HE REALLY IS A GREAT SURGEON.Thank you very much Dr. Azimuddin for everything because I feel like you treated me as if I was your own brother. Thank you ag"- P. / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2020
"My name is Joseph Khawam and I'm a patient of Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin. I was in so much pain, I was bleeding and suffering from my hemorrhoids for a very long time. I tried everything for more than eight months and nothing worked at all and the pain was getting worst. Then my doctor told me to go to Dr. Azimuddin and I did. Dr. Azimuddin is such a wonderful doctor. He diagnosed me with stage 4 hemmohroid and extreme rectum pain. He did my surgery and I feel great. He's very knowledgeable and took his his time to listen to me and was very patient with me. He's a very honest and understanding doctor and not greedy like so many other doctors. He saw me as a patient and not a business deal. He's a very good doctor and surgeon. I wish for every patient who suffer from colon, rectum and hemmohroids to go to Dr. KHAWAJA AZIMUDDIN BECAUSE HE REALLY IS A GREAT SURGEON.Thank you very much Dr. Azimuddin for everything because I feel like you treated me as if I was your own brother. Thank you ag"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2020
"I am really glad I was referred to Dr. Azimuddin by my PCP. I had terrible hemorrhoids and he walked me through my options, before I made the decision to have a hemorrhoidectemy. He doesn't show much emotion and it straight to the point, which I appreciated, but not everyone does.A few days after my surgery, he saw me for a same day appointment because I was in pain that I thought was more than I thought I should feel. But after a discussion and guidance on keeping on top of my medications, within 24 hours, I was a different person. It was like a light switch.While he seems unemotional, he seems to really care about his patients, and was very patient with my questions.I highly recommend Dr. Azimuddin to anyone for any procedures or office visits he offers."- A.G. / Google / Jul 12, 2018
"I was referred by my dr for hemmoroids i made a appt and arrived one week earlier than my scheduled date and was told that i could be seen. Dr R listened to my concerns and preformed a exam and Concluded that I indeed needed surgery. I had to reschedule and they were very accommodating. On the of it did take a bit of time to get to the surgery room. I did see the dr before during the nurse visit. As I was wheeled off to surgery i was repositioned and woke up in aftercare. There was a bit of pain and i was given som morphine. This did not work as well as the tylenol 3. The ibuprofen did the job so i never really took the tylenol 3 again. Although a uncomfortable procedure it's not a bad experience. Very nice dr Thank you."- S.Y. / Google / Dec 04, 2019
What to Expect
External hemorrhoids can typically be diagnosed with a thorough physical examination while internal hemorrhoids may require a digital rectal exam to be identified, like an anoscopy. Before your physical evaluation, one of our surgeons will first ask about your medical history and bowel habits to help determine the potential cause of your hemorrhoid. From there, we will begin to look for signs in and around the anal area, such as lumps, swelling, irritation, anal fissures, and skin tags. During your digital rectal exam, we will check the sphincter muscles, keeping an eye out for blood, lumps, or other masses. Once your hemorrhoid has been detected, we will assess your overall condition and craft a personalized treatment plan based on the size, location, and complexity of the affected area.
While hemorrhoids are a commonly occurring issue, there is a wide range of options available for treatment, including nonsurgical, surgical, and minimally invasive. Since the majority of the population will develop hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, there are many well-known home remedies that can help reduce your symptoms. These can include adopting a diet that is high in fiber, avoiding strain to pass stool, taking warm baths to aid in healing, and drinking plenty of water.
Some of the minimally invasive treatments we offer to remove hemorrhoids are:
- Rubber band litigation is a very popular option for removing hemorrhoids. To band the hemorrhoid, a small rubber band is placed around the clot, which strangulates the blood supply and causes the lump to shrink in size. Following your treatment, it will take 1 – 2 weeks for the mass to shrivel up and fall off. This procedure may be repeated once a month for three months, depending on the size of the hemorrhoid being treated.
- Sclerotherapy is an injection treatment that distributes a chemical solution into the affected vein, which will cause the lump to shrink in size over time.
For patients with more severe hemorrhoids or ones that are larger in size, we also perform safe and proven surgical solutions, including:
- Hemorrhoidectomy is the most effective way to get rid of severe hemorrhoids. Our surgeons will work with you to determine the best technique to use for this procedure. Patients receiving a hemorrhoidectomy will require either general anesthesia or local anesthesia paired with a sedative.
- THD® hemorrhoid ligation is a procedure in which the surgeon ligates, or closes off, the vessels that carry arterial blood to the hemorrhoid, which reduces the flow of blood to the area and causes the hemorrhoid to prolapse. It is often performed using a special THD Doppler probe and an anoscope.
Prior to your hemorrhoid treatment, a member of our team will give you detailed pre- and post-op instructions so that you know exactly what to expect and to ensure that your procedure goes smoothly. You may be advised to cease taking certain medications for a specific amount of time before and after your treatment. You should also attend any scheduled follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress and make sure you're recovering well.
GET RELIEF FROM HEMORRHOIDS
Patients from all over Northwest Houston frequently visit Houston Colon and Rectal Surgery experiencing concerns related to hemorrhoids. While these bulging veins can often cause pain and discomfort, there is good news: modern tricks and techniques can be implemented to ensure that your anorectal health is restored. If you've noticed abnormal warning signs, like bleeding, lumps, swelling or irritation of the anus, or prolapsed tissue, we urge you to contact one of our offices and schedule an appointment with a colorectal specialist in your area.
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