Hemorrhoids are vascular cushions that line the internal and external anal canal. A person may develop internal or external hemorrhoid disease. Internal hemorrhoid disease can present with painless bleeding or prolapse, or protrusion, of the internal hemorrhoids through the anal canal. External hemorrhoid disease can present with pain and swelling around the anal canal. Drs. Allen and Senter can evaluate these diseases for medical and surgical management if needed.

The causes of hemorrhoids can range from straining while passing stool caused by constipation or diarrhea, which can put pressure vascular cushions that can cause hemorrhoidal disease. Also, pregnancy and being overweight can cause additional strain on the pelvic region cause hemorrhoidal disease.

The most common symptoms of hemorrhoids are:

There are many effective treatments for hemorrhoids, and Dr. Senter and Dr. Allen can help determine the best course of action for you. Contact the physicians at Fort Worth Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates today at 817.250.5900 or click here to request an appointment.


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