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This article was published on January 10, 2014, and was last updated on May 1st, 2019 in Hemorrhoid Banding.
Sometimes hemorrhoid pain can get so bad it’s even uncomfortable to sit down. If your symptoms are bad enough to cause discomfort while sitting, it might be time to call a doctor and get your hemorrhoids treated by a professional. But in the meantime, hemorrhoid pillows or cushions can provide the relief you need to get through the day.
The pain you feel when sitting is due to hemorrhoid swelling. As you sit, the affected area is put under increasing pressure – causing it to swell. This is why hemorrhoids become more painful the longer you sit. For hemorrhoid sufferers with office jobs, it’s important to periodically stand up and walk around for a few minutes to release some of the pressure and get the blood flowing again. When seated, try using a hemorrhoid pillow or cushion.
Shaped like a donut, a hemorrhoid cushion will allow you to sit comfortably with little to no pressure on your most sensitive areas. Using one every day can reduce swelling and help alleviate your most uncomfortable hemorrhoid symptoms until you can be seen by a doctor. You’ll find circular pillows made of foam as well as inflatable hemorrhoid cushions. Either will help you sit comfortably and feel less pain throughout the day. Keep in mind that even when using a hemorrhoid pillow, it’s important to get up and walk around once every hour.
Cushions and pillows can provide some much-needed relief, but an experienced physician should always examine hemorrhoids that are causing this much discomfort. Temporary remedies are just that – temporary – and only a treatment like the CRH O’Regan System can remove hemorrhoids for good. Contact your doctor today for more information.