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Should I Get Hemorrhoid Surgery? 3 Ways To Tell If It Might Be Time

Hemorrhoids are much more common than most patients think. We all have similar formations of tissue and veins within our body, but some of us have more complications than others. This has to do with a variety of factors, such as diet and lifestyle, water intake and dehydration, as well as straining during bowel movements. Once these complications start, they can be challenging to manage and get to heal.

Surgery is an option that many individuals with moderate to severe symptoms end up taking. These days, it’s typically non-invasive and has a high success rate. Now, how do you know when it’s time to get surgery? You’ll need to be the one to decide in the end, but here are three simple ways to get a better sense of if it’s time to come in for a consultation.

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First off, if you’ve been having pain, discomfort, and/or bleeding for over three months, it would be a good idea to setup an appointment. This means you’re having trouble managing your symptoms with diet and exercise alone. Pain and discomfort aren’t something that you need to live with. Additionally, bleeding can be worrisome, as well as embarrassing. Now if your symptoms are off and on, it’d be a good idea to monitor the situation and continue to take steps to help minimize them.

Second, if you’re having trouble with bowel movements and straining, this is another sign that it would be best to come in for an appointment. In addition to laser surgery to repair current symptoms and discomfort, an educated doctor can also help you improve your diet, suggest an exercise program, and also give you other tips for having easier trips to the bathroom. Many simple tips followed diligently can make a big difference in the quality of your life.

Third, if any of your symptoms are affecting the way you live your life, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment today. With as far as laser hemorrhoid surgery has come in recent years, the techniques have been perfected to the point of being extremely successful and affordable. Once you get your chronic symptoms in check and healed, a more proactive approach to more long-term treatment can also begin. Education and action go hand-in-hand.

Laser treatment is non-invasive, and the healing time is typically only a few days. Once the laser technique is administered, the body heals and seals off the affected tissue. As a patient recovers, they experience less bleeding, discomfort, and pain. Swelling reduces, and these symptoms are kept in check over time. A focus on diet and exercises is also important moving forward after the surgery.

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