Articles Showing articles written by: Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists

Do not try this at home

Shopping online is great for buying things like underwear and socks, but it’s not such a great source for hemorrhoid treatment. I had a patient come to me who not only decided to try and treat her hemorrhoids herself, the product she bought was actually designed to remove skin tags. The apparatus wasn’t made for hemorrhoids, but she...

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Treating high butt pressure

Pressure from hemorrhoids in your butt can make you feel like you always have to go, even after you’ve just gone. See, the sphincter muscle doesn’t know the difference between hemorrhoids pushing on it or a bowel movement, so that pressure sends the signal that it’s time to go—even when it isn’t. Bending or sitting can exacerbate...

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Ants in your pants

We’ve spent months being cooped up inside and most of us are itching to get out and do things again. But if you’ve been suffering in seclusion with hemorrhoids, the feeling of having ants in your pants likely started long before it was okay to venture out. One of the symptoms of hemorrhoids is often an uncontrollable itch. The reason your...

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Ditching the butt box

I had a patient come to me recently who, like many people, had been secretly living with the agony of hemorrhoids. He kept the pain, itching, bleeding and burning under wraps. In fact, he was so good at hiding his problem his wife didn’t even know. Inside of what he called his “butt box,” this patient kept hemorrhoid cream,...

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Get your rear in gear

If you’re like the rest of the people in the world, chances are good that over the past year your activity level has slowed down—way down. Couple that with the past few months of frigid weather, and time spent sitting has likely escalated. Some people sit for a living—driving or planted stationary in an office chair—so...

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