HAVE A QUESTION
More than 50% of Americans will develop hemorrhoids at some point in their life. Not all people know they even have or suffer from hemorrhoidal disease. Therefore, there are a lot of questions surrounding hemorrhoidal disease and available treatment options. We, at HemWell America, have set out from day one to help educate and inform people about hemorrhoids and hemorrhoidal disease. By utilizing our treatment procedure, our staff is providing patients with one of most innovative, safest and effective healthcare solutions for hemorrhoidal disease.
How do I know if I have hemorrhoids?
The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is rectal bleeding which you may notice as drops on the toilet paper, stool or in the toilet. Other symptoms include itching, bulging tissue from the anus with or following a bowel movement, and difficulty getting clean after a bowel movement. Internal hemorrhoids are not always painful, but pain can be a symptom of internal hemorrhoids or related conditions.
The only way to determine if Hemorrhoidal Disease (HD) is causing a patient’s symptoms is to have a quick examination by an experienced provider.
Do I have to eat or drink anything special to prepare for my treatment?
No. There is no need to prepare the bowel for this treatment.
How long will my treatment take?
It depends on the extent of hemorrhoidal disease (HD) in regards to the size and number of hemorrhoids, but generally treatment takes between 5-10 minutes per procedure.
When will I feel relief from my symptoms?
Many patients experience relief within the first 12 to 24 hours. However, patients will notice significant relief over the 7-10 days after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Every patient is different. Some patients require just one treatment, while others may require two or three treatments depending upon the extent of HD.
When should I expect to feel any relief from the procedure?
Many patients experience some immediate relief by the end of the procedure. A vast majority of all symptoms are gone within 7 to 10 days following the procedure.
I am a younger patient…why do I have hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are often seen in patients during and following pregnancy and in patients who do a lot of heavy lifting, athletes who strain and exert themselves and may be attributable to a low fiber diet.
Are there any contraindications for treatment?
Yes. They are pregnancy, pacemaker or defibrillator, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, bleeding disorders, taking blood thinners besides aspirin, active anorectal infections, and lower quadrant organ transplants.
What are your hours of operation?
Most HemWell America Centers are open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Some on Saturday by appointment.
Do you take insurance & MediCare?
Yes, this procedure is covered by most major insurances and MediCare. Please call to verify your individual plan.