Causes & Signs Of Hemorrhoids

Causes & Signs Of Hemorrhoids

Nearly 75% of people are likely to experience hemorrhoids in their lifetime, but it is a condition that many find difficult to talk about. Your hemorrhoid doctor in Tampa and Pinellas Park at HemRelief Hemorrhoid Centers believes no one should have to suffer in silence. We also believe that understanding the causes and signs of these often painful ailments can help those affected find the treatment and relief they desire.


When increased pressure is placed on the veins in the rectal area, it often causes blood to pool. Pooling blood can lead to swollen veins, and if these veins swell and stretch the tissue around them, then hemorrhoids can develop. There are a number of sources for the pressure that leads to hemorrhoid development:

  • Straining to complete a bowel movement quickly
  • Frequent diarrhea
  • Frequent constipation
  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Obesity
  • Heart or liver disease

Signs & Symptoms

Some types of internal hemorrhoids may go unnoticed for the most part because they do not cause pain or irritation. In many cases, the only indication of a hemorrhoid is a little bit of blood after a bowel movement. However, rectal bleeding, pain, and a change in bowel habits could indicate a more serious health problem. For this reason, it is a good idea to seek hemorrhoid treatment in Pinellas Park and Tampa or plan a checkup if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Bloody stool

Find Relief Through Treatment Today!

While some over-the-counter options offer temporary relief, seeing a doctor is the only sure way to treat hemorrhoids efficiently. At HemRelief Hemorrhoid Centers, we offer Infrared Coagulation treatment, a non-surgical solution that encourages your body to naturally rid itself of hemorrhoids. Treatment takes less than 30 minutes and requires no special preparation. Contact us to learn more, or give us a call at any of our two locations: (813) 920-9799 for our Tampa office or (727) 209-0214 for our Pinellas Park office. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you to not suffer in silence any longer.

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