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Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are inflamed and swollen veins in the rectum or anal area. This disease can occur in men and women, especially between the ages of 45 and 65. 

While hemorrhoids are not life-threatening, they can cause pain, irritation, and discomfort in many people. Therefore, it is crucial to seek a medical consultation for accurate diagnosis, treatment and to prevent future complications. 

This is where Family Urgent Care steps in as your health partner when it comes to managing your symptoms and providing relief from persistent discomfort. So, if you live in Indiana or Illinois, you can easily visit our clinic in Rogers Park, Lincoln Park or Schererville and receive urgent care and management for hemorrhoids without any delay.

Some Common Symptoms Of Hemorrhoids that You Can’t Ignore

The symptoms of hemorrhoids might vary from person to person and also depend on the type of hemorrhoids. 

  • Itching and discomfort in the anal area.
  • Painful bowel movement from the anus.
  • Mucus discharge
  • Blood in your stool or after passing stool
  • Lumps or swelling around the anal area

Types Of Hemorrhoids

Internal Hemorrhoids

External Hemorrhoids

They are located inside the lining of the rectum.

They occur under the skin and around the anus. 

Internal hemorrhoids are not visible or felt until they protrude through the anus.

External hemorrhoids are visible and can be felt as bulges or lumps. 

They are sometimes painless and cause bleeding during bowel movements.

They can cause pain and irritation during and after bowel movements. 

Some Common Causes Of Hemorrhoids

The leading cause of hemorrhoids is increased pressure on the blood vessels in the rectal during bowel movements. Some other common causes of hemorrhoids include

  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Straining during passing stool
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Elderly individuals, when their connective tissues weaken
  • Obesity 
  • Heavy weight lifting

Visit Family Urgent Care For Managing Hemorrhoids

As you visit Family Urgent Care for hemorrhoids, our experienced doctors will evaluate your symptoms by following these steps: 

Physical Examination & Diagnosis: The doctor may inspect the anal area and assess signs of inflammation, severity of symptoms and order any lab tests if necessary. After a physical examination, the doctor might review your medical history and other unusual symptoms for proper diagnosis.

Lab Tests: If needed, the doctor will order some lab tests or refer you to a clinic for sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, depending on your condition. 

Prescribe Medications: The doctor will customize a treatment plan that might include topical creams or ointments, stool softeners, pain relievers, and anti-inflammatory medicines.

Education and Advice: The patient may be advised to use sit baths regularly to minimize the severity of the symptoms. 

Book Video or Phone Appointments: If your symptoms do not improve after treatment or you notice any other unusual symptoms, you can consult our healthcare professionals by booking telehealth appointments from the comfort of your home.

So, if you are suffering from painful bowel movements or lumps around your anus, book your appointment with Family Urgent Care or simply walk into our clinic during office hours.

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