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3 Hemorrhoid Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

At West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center, our physicians sometimes hear patients talk about misconceptions they have about hemorrhoids. The condition can be scary when you don’t know what’s going on, and especially so if you are just managing the condition on your own before seeing a colon and rectal physician. As hemorrhoid experts, we want to help patients understand their condition so they are as comfortable as possible with treatment options, and it all starts by clearing up some myths. 

1. Myth: They can go away on their own. 

Ofelia C.

Honestly I did not know how to react to my diagnosis or what to expect in the way of examination or treatment.

Dr. Najafian set my mind at ease during our visit regarding the surgery and answered all of my questions and those of my family after surgery. My experience overall was excellent. I could not have been blessed with a more caring and compassionate doctor.

Thank you.

All About The Colon Cleanse

A new trend has been revolving around the idea of “detoxification.” To summarize, some people think that we ingest so many pollutants and eat so many bad ingredients in our food that our bodies need to be cleansed of all of these toxins every once in a while. It is believed that by getting rid of toxins in the body, people can treat headaches, fatigue, and a number of other conditions. Detoxing can come in many different forms. There are supplements, herbal teas, “juicing”, and countless others.

When to See a Doctor for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a very common problem. In fact, over 75% of people will have them at least once in their life! Hemorrhoids, or inflamed veins in the anus or rectum, can leave people bleeding, itching, and in a lot of pain. Fortunately, there are many over-the-counter remedies that can help with this. However, the downside is that these treatments only address the symptoms, not the condition itself. 

How to Take a Sitz Bath

Sitz baths are shallow baths that are often recommended to patients after surgery because they help relieve post-operative pain, especially after the treatment of hemorrhoids. The physicians at West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center may recommend an additive to the bath to provide even further benefits. 

There are two ways in which you can take a sitz bath. Patients can either prepare their bathtub for a sitz bath, or they can purchase a kit from their local drug store.

Bowel Incontinence Treatments

When people have a difficult time controlling bowel movements and gas, they may have a condition called bowel incontinence. Patients with this condition may not make it to the restroom on time after they feel the urge to go and may possibly even soil their underwear.  While only approximately 2% of women are diagnosed with this condition, the risk of bowel incontinence may be high for women who have recently given birth, especially if the woman delivered a large weight baby or had multiple children.