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Dealing With the Discomfort of Hemorrhoids ,
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Hemorrhoids are a painful and irritating condition that can be embarrassing to address with a medical professional, leading some people to delay seeking treatment. This should not be the case, as hemorrhoids are a common condition. It is estimated that 75% of people will experience hemorrhoids at some point in their lives.

Although a common condition, there are several factors that can increase the likelihood of developing hemorrhoids. Pregnancy is a well-known cause of hemorrhoids, as the growing child puts increased pressure on the pelvic area.

Poor digestion, such as chronic constipation or frequent diarrhea, affects the function of the rectal muscles, producing hemorrhoid growths. Weakened muscles in the anal area, due either to age or obesity, are another risk factor for developing this condition. Unfortunately, some people are just genetically predisposed to getting hemorrhoids.

Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus, most comparable to varicose veins. The type of hemorrhoids you have depends on where the condition has developed.

External hemorrhoids appear under the skin around the anus, and you will feel pain, itching and discomfort in the area. Your anus could noticeably swell, and some bleeding may occur. Internal hemorrhoids do not usually cause irritation, unless they become large enough to protrude through the rectum.

If you notice bright red blood after a bowel movement, this is a tell-tale sign of internal hemorrhoids. Thrombosed hemorrhoids occur when a blood clot forms in an external hemorrhoid. You will notice significant pain and inflammation, plus a noticeably hard lump in the anal area.

Treatment for Hemorrhoids

Bleeding from the rectum should not be ignored under any circumstances, and you should immediately seek help from a medical professional. This is to ensure that your rectal bleeding is not something more serious, such as cancer.

Doctor David Yamini is experienced in many kinds of gastroenterological issues and will treat you with compassion and support. In most cases, hemorrhoids can be addressed with non-invasive methods. Don’t rest on your hemorrhoid symptoms, contact Doctor Yamini’s Beverly Hills or Santa Monica offices today.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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