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Hemorrhoids, or piles, are swollen veins in the lower region of the rectum and anus. These stretched blood vessel walls often become irritated, causing pain. Many factors contribute to their onset, the most common being advancing age, constipation and pregnancy.

While hemorrhoids can cause discomfort, they typically resolve on their own. You can also reduce the pain, quantity and frequency of hemorrhoids by changing what you eat and how you exercise. But it is better to check, even in mild cases, to ensure that what you feel is this disorder and not something more serious.

The safest course of action is to see a gastroenterologist. Dr. David Yamini, or one of the gastrointestinal specialists on his team at the Santa Monica and Beverly Hills clinics, can diagnose and offer treatment solutions for hemorrhoids and other anal problems. Non-invasive treatment choices are more commonly required than surgery.

Hemorrhoid Symptoms

One of the most concerning signs of hemorrhoids is the presence of blood in the toilet, your fasces or on your toilet paper after a bowel movement. Additional symptoms include the following:

  • Itchiness in the anal region
  • Anal pain, especially while seated
  • Experiencing discomfort while defecating
  • One or more painful firm lumps surrounding the anus

If you have any of these hemorrhoid signs, you should not do anything that could worsen them, like straining or rubbing the affected area. It would be best to pat the area clean and dry instead of wiping it until the hemorrhoids are gone.

Hemorrhoids Causes

In addition to age, problems with bowel movements (which make you strain to pass stool) and pregnancy, causes of hemorrhoids include:

  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Obesity
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Sitting for prolonged periods
  • Diet (specifically low-fiber foods)
  • Anal intercourse
  • Genetics

Anything that affects blood flow in the region, causing pooling within the vessels, can result in hemorrhoids.

Seeing a Gastroenterologist for a Proper Diagnosis

Dr. Yamini’s clinics and hemorrhoid specialists make you feel at ease talking about your issues. If you have hemorrhoids, you will get a custom treatment plan to make you feel better and tips on keeping them from returning. Please do not feel shy and contact us to schedule an appointment.

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.

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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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