Hemorrhoid Treatment Specialist

Hudson River Gastroenterology

Prem Chattoo, DO

Gastroenterologist located in Financial District, New York, NY

Operating in the financial district and Lower Manhattan area of New York, New York, Dr. Prem Chattoo provides hemorrhoid treatment for individuals of all ages. As a leading gastroenterologist for New York City, Dr. Prem has experience treating hemorrhoids and other gastroenterological diseases and conditions.

Hemorrhoid Treatment Q & A

What are the Most Common Reasons People Get Hemorrhoids?

When people have hemorrhoids it means they have swollen veins around their anus. These veins swell or bulge because they are under pressure and stretched out of the skin. To cause the condition of hemorrhoids pressure is increased in the anus area. One of the most common reasons for hemorrhoids is overstraining when having bowel movements. Typically, straining comes from being constipated or eating a low-fiber diet. Other reasons why hemorrhoids happen to people include being overweight or obese, or being pregnant. This is due to an increased amount of pressure in the anal region. Individuals can also get hemorrhoids from having anal intercourse.

How are Hemorrhoids Treated?

Lifestyle modifications are a great start for most people with hemorrhoids. For example, eating a diet with fiber helps relieve constipation, which in turn reduces straining when on the toilet. However, for individuals with chronic hemorrhoids the best remedy might be surgery. A doctor will diagnose hemorrhoids and determine the best route for treating hemorrhoids. Before surgery is considered, most often creams and ointments are applied. These are best suited for mild cases of hemorrhoids. 

How do I Know If I Have Hemorrhoids?

Some people will feel a swelling around their anus, which is the most common sign of hemorrhoids. However if the person sees blood in their feces, especially if it is not accompanied by painful bowel movements, there could be hemorrhoids. Typically, though, hemorrhoids are painful or at least sensitive, especially when the person is going to the toilet. Itching and irritation around the anus may also be a symptom of hemorrhoids. Before attempting to treat hemorrhoids at home, the individual should seek medical attention. A gastroenterologist can find out the main cause of the hemorrhoids, and this diagnosis of hemorrhoids will help them prescribe an appropriate hemorrhoid treatment.

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