One of the most aggravating symptoms of hemorrhoids is the unrelenting itch. Hemorrhoidal itching is often so pronounced, it’s difficult to focus on anything else…the constant squirming and need to scratch can be maddening.
So, why do hemorrhoids itch?
Butt itching typically happens for one of two reasons. The first and most common is itch that’s caused by mucus. When internal hemorrhoids become inflamed, they sometimes produce mucus. That mucus contains histamine and other inflammatory chemicals that get deposited on the external skin, typically after a bowel movement, causing the itch.
That mucus can also contribute to a secondary itch issue. Mucus keeps the rectal area warm and wet…the perfect breeding ground for a fungal infection, and that itches, too. As long as your hemorrhoids continue to be a problem, the itching will as well.
I offer two easy, safe, and effective non-surgical procedures designed to safely eliminate hemorrhoids.
One reduces the blood flow that feeds the hemorrhoids, reducing inflammation and causing them to shrink. The other is better suited to removing larger hemorrhoids. Both take just a few seconds to do. Since they are performed in an area with no nerve endings, they can be administered right in the comfort of my office without anesthesia.
There is virtually no pain, no prep needed, there are no major restrictions, and you don’t have to take time off of work. Consultations are free of charge, and our procedures are covered by insurance.