What Are Hemorrhoids and Anal Fissures?

Hemorrhoids and anal fissures are common conditions that affect the rectal area, causing discomfort and distress. At Valley Urgent Care, we provide compassionate care and effective treatment options to help alleviate symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Identifying Symptoms and Causes

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectal area, often caused by increased pressure on the veins due to straining during bowel movements, pregnancy, obesity, or prolonged sitting. Common symptoms of hemorrhoids include:

  • Rectal bleeding during bowel movements
  • Itching, irritation, or discomfort in the anal region
  • Swelling or lumps around the anus
  • Pain or discomfort, especially during sitting or bowel movements

Understanding Anal Fissures

Anal fissures are small tears or cracks in the lining of the anal canal, typically caused by trauma during bowel movements, constipation, or diarrhea. Symptoms of anal fissures may include:

  • Sharp pain during bowel movements
  • Bright red blood on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl
  • Itching or burning sensation in the anal area
  • A visible tear or crack in the skin around the anus

Treatment and Prevention

Valley Urgent Care offers a range of treatment options for hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Depending on the severity and individual needs, treatments may include dietary recommendations, topical medications, or minimally invasive procedures. Our goal is to provide you with effective relief and help you prevent future occurrences, promoting your overall women’s health.

Compassionate Care for Women

Don’t let hemorrhoids or anal fissures disrupt your life. Valley Urgent Care is here to provide compassionate care and tailored solutions for women’s health concerns. If you’re experiencing symptoms or seeking preventive advice, contact us today. Your comfort and well-being are our priorities.