Hemorrhoids - Why Are They Funny to Some People and Not to Others?

Hemorrhoids have been the butt of many jokes. If the mere mention of “hemorrhoids” has ever made you chuckle then you’ve probably never had them! If you’ve suffered with the symptoms of hemorrhoids then you know that they’re no laughing matter.

Often Misspelled (hemroids) and Often Misunderstood

Hemorrhoids can be painful and embarrassing. Many people think that only older people get hemorrhoids, but the facts are:

  • 70-80% of people develop hemorrhoids;
  • Both men and women get hemorrhoids;
  • Treatment can be fast and no surgery is typically needed if treated before they become too inflamed.
  • There are 2 types of hemorrhoids - internal and external.
  • There is no reason to be embarrassed!
  • And lastly, with practice, hemorrhoids gets easier to spell!

What Are Hemorrhoid Symptoms?

Symptoms from hemorrhoids can vary from person to person and can include itching, burning, bleeding, pain, protrusion during bowel movements, and hygiene concerns.

How to Best Treat Hemorrhoids

Many people suffer in silence, but that is the worst thing to do as hemorrhoids can get worse if left untreated and symptoms will increase.  The best treatment for hemorrhoids is Infrared Coagulation (IRC), a quick, in-office procedure that takes only a few minutes to perform. Many doctors and clinics recommend IRC and refer patients to clinics like Kass Clinics to treat patients with hemorrhoids.

The Benefits of Infrared Coagulation (IRC) Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment

  • fast procedure performed in-office
  • one 1 second of light from IRC is all it takes
  • no surgery is typically needed if treated
  • relatively pain-free treatment
  • little to no recovery time – allows you to return to your daily routine
  • safer than rubber band ligation and surgery
  • can be used during pregnancy
  • covered by most health insurance plans
  • recommended as a superior hemorrhoid treatment by medical peer review journals, Wall Street Journal and ABC Eyewitness News.

MN doctors refer patients to Kass Clinics for IRC and the treatment of hemorrhoids. Get more details about what causes hemorrhoids and what is IRC.

If you do not have insurance, Kass Clinics will help by providing $100 off

Dr. Kass is a multi-board certified physician specializing in the treatment of venous diseases.