If initial efforts such as managing constipation better and using over-the-counter ointments and creams aren't effective, a doctor at a hemorrhoid treatment center in Orange County may prescribe medication to ease itching and/or swelling in the rectum and anus. Hydrocortisone suppositories may reduce the inflammation that sometimes causes bleeding, itching, bloody diarrhea, and rectal pain.
Hemorrhoid Clot Treatment
An external hemorrhoid sometimes develops a blood clot (thrombus) within the swollen vein. The clot can contribute to severe pain, inflammation, and the formation of a hard lump around the anus. When these thrombosed hemorrhoids are fairly recent, they may be surgically removed at a hemorrhoid treatment center in Orange County. Withdrawing the clot from the vein is usually a simple procedure done with a small incision. In some cases, the entire hemorrhoid may need to be removed.