The swollen, inflamed veins in the lower rectum and anus are called Hemorrhoids. These are the result for a straining bowel movements which put extra pressure on the veins Hemorrhoids may result from straining during bowel movements or from the increased pressure also during pregnancy among other causes. These are developed under the skin around the anus or may be inside the rectum.
Internal hemorrhoids don’t cause discomfort and lie inside the rectum however the symptoms depend on the location. External hemorrhoids, when irritated can cause severe pain or bleed or itch and are located under the skin around the anus.
Hemorrhoids can occur for older people because the tissues supporting the veins in the rectum and anus will weaken and stretch with aging. AFC urgent Care Warrington doctors recommends patients who experience bleeding during bowel movements. This is especially required since blood in the stools can be indicating of more serious illnesses. Our doctors at AFC urgent care Warrington treat patients with both internal and external hemorrhoids.
Over the counter creams, suppositories, pads or ointments are recommended if the hemorrhoids produce only mild discomfort. The over the counter creams contains ingredients such as hydrocortisone, hazel that can relieve the pain and itching temporarily. If you are experiencing significant discomfort, please do not hesitate to call or walk-in to AFC Urgent Care where our physicians have a number of treatment options available.
Our AFC Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic is:
- Walk-in friendly
- Open 7 days a week with hours of operation from 8am-8pm on weekdays and 8:00am – 5:00pm on weekends.
- In-network for most insurers
- Equipped with X-Ray and Lab on-site
- Staffed by Doctors, Physician Assistants, and X-ray technologists.
- Serves adjacent areas in Warrington such as Chalfont, Doylestown, Hatboro, Warminster, Horsham and other places within the Bucks County