Hemorrhoid Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?

Having hemorrhoids can be painful and uncomfortable. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have hemorrhoids:

  • Itching in or around the anus
  • Rectal pain
  • Bright red blood on the surface of stool
  • Streaks of bright red blood on toilet paper
  • Discomfort or pain sitting
  • Discomfort or pain after passing stool

What types of hemorrhoids are there?

There are two types of hemorrhoids: External and Internal. Internal hemorrhoids can be further classified by four degrees: First, Second, Third, and Fourth.

How much does hemorrhoid removal cost?

Hemorrhoid removal cost depends on the doctor, what kind of procedure the surgeon uses, the facility where the procedure is performed, how many hemorrhoids are removed, and whether the hemorrhoids are internal or external. The total cost can be severely impacted by the procedure. Speak with your doctor about different treatment options. He’ll be able to come up with an affordable solution that’s right for you!

Will my insurance cover hemorrhoid removal?

Most insurance will cover hemorrhoid removal surgery. You can verify your coverage with us! Just visit our insurance verification page!

Will my hemorrhoids go away?

Most hemorrhoid issues will resolve with proper diet and treatment. However, more serious cases can compromise blood flow and damage tissue in the area. It is important that you seek medical attention if the problem is not resolved within a week, or gets worse.

Are my hemorrhoids cancerous?

Hemorrhoids are not known to be cancerous. However hemorrhoid symptoms are similar to colorectal cancer symptoms. If symptoms persist for more than a week with treatment, or get worse, you should contact your doctor for an exam.

How do I prevent hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids can be prevented by a healthy diet rich in fiber and water. A poor diet can cause stools that are difficult to pass, causing straining.

How long is hemorrhoid removal recovery?

Most patients can expect to have a recovery time of 2-3 weeks. During this time pain and bleeding will be normal, and diet will consist of bland foods and possible fiber supplements and stool softeners.

How soon can I return to work?

Most people can return to work in about a week after hemorrhoid surgery. Your doctor will take into consideration the type of work you do, as well as what type of removal is performed.

I’m pregnant. Should I remove my hemorrhoids before or after I have my baby?

Hemorrhoid removal is a surgery that may require various types of anesthesia, so removal is more than likely something that will be done after giving birth. Also, the strain of vaginal birth may cause more hemorrhoidal piles, so it is important to discuss hemorrhoid issues with your doctor.

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