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Signs That You May Have Hemorrhoids

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The H word: Hemorrhoids. If you think you have them, you’re not alone. In fact, they’re so common that nearly three out of four adults will experience hemorrhoids at least once in their lifetime.

Hemorrhoids, or piles, are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. They may occur from straining during bowel movements or from the increased pressure on these veins during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids can be located inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids), or develop under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids).

Signs you may have hemorrhoids

The symptoms of hemorrhoids typically depend on the location. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Bleeding during bowel movements—you might notice small amounts of bright red blood on your toilet tissue or in the toilet.
  • Itching around your anus.
  • Pain or discomfort around the anus.
  • Swelling around your anus.
  • A lump near your anus, which may be sensitive or painful. 

Quick relief of hemorrhoid discomfort in San Antonio

You really don’t have to go through another day putting up with the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids. Not when an advanced, yet simple solution is nearby: hemorrhoid banding in San Antonio. At Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio, our dedicated physicians perform a nonsurgical procedure in minutes that could bring you lasting relief from hemorrhoids. For all your gastroenterology needs—from colonoscopies to endoscopies to digestive disorders, to liver problems and even nutrition and weight loss—we’re here to support you every step of the way. And we strive to be where you are: In six convenient clinic locations and three accredited endoscopy centers across San Antonio.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 210-614-1234 or click here to use our online form.

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