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If you think that you have bleeding hemorrhoids, it’s best to consult a hemorrhoids specialist in your area. Though quite common for a large number of adults, if you are experiencing the appearance of blood in your stool, on the toilet paper after wiping, or in the water, or any combination of the three, it’s best not to self-diagnose as only a trained professional can determine whether you are experiencing any number of ailments, be they bleeding hemorrhoids, anal fissure, abscesses, or possibly more serious causes of bleeding.
A clue as to whether your rectal bleeding issue might be bleeding hemorrhoids is the color of the blood you’re seeing. When hemorrhoids bleed, you’ll often see red blood in the toilet or on the toilet paper; when darker blood is present it generally indicates bleeding farther up the gastrointestinal tract. Either of these situations may be a sign of something more serious, so it is always best to consult with a doctor for rectal bleeding.
A doctor will be best equipped to make an appropriate diagnosis as well as to suggest the right kind of treatment for your issue, whether you believe it’s your hemorrhoids bleeding or something else. Creams and ointments generally won’t be able to treat internal bleeding hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoid surgery is an option, but is often painful and invasive. A treatment like rubber band ligation, such as the procedure employed by the CRH O’Regan System, is generally considered one of the quickest, least invasive, and most effective ways to treat bleeding hemorrhoids.
If you believe you’re experiencing bleeding hemorrhoids, it’s best to consult a hemorrhoids specialist in your area. Use our physician finder to find a doctor in your area who can answer any questions you may have, or, if you have questions about the CRH O’Regan System specifically, contact CRH today.