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What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Anal Health Dec 1st, 2019

Are you experiencing pain or discomfort while defecating or when you sit for long periods? You may have hemorrhoids or anal fissures, which can be a concern for pregnant women. Anal health issues during pregnancy are common, as hormonal shifts can increase your risk of developing them.  Hemorrhoids are enlarged...

Is It Normal to Have an Itchy Anus? Nov 18th, 2019

Seemingly everyone experiences an itchy anus from time to time. Your anus is the opening at the bottom of your gastrointestinal tract, where your waste leaves your body as stools or feces. When you have anal itching, the sensation can occur inside or around your anus. In many cases, your...

What Skin Conditions Cause Anal Pain? Oct 17th, 2019

Pain anywhere in your body is tough to deal with, but anal pain presents its own set of unique challenges. The difficulty of trying to deal with a condition that you can’t outwardly address is bad enough, but the pain can have a surprising impact on your life, making even...

5 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Hemorrhoids Sep 11th, 2019

Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins located in the lowest part of your rectal canal and anus. Often due to increased pressure in the lower rectum, they can become quite painful and bleed when irritated as the vein walls enlarge.  The inflamed veins associated with hemorrhoids are often due to...

Best and Worst Foods for Hemorrhoids Aug 7th, 2019

Hemorrhoids are a common occurrence that’s often related to the characteristics of your stool and how easy it is for your bowels to pass said stools. So, what’s food got to do with it? The foods you eat and the liquids you consume help determine the nature of your stools....

Why Is There Blood in My Stool? Jun 18th, 2019

The sight of blood is cause for concern under normal circumstances, but when it shows up in unlikely places, like your stool, you might be especially alarmed. It may help you to know up front that the presence of blood in stool isn’t all that uncommon. And the conditions that...

When to See a Doctor About Constipation May 27th, 2019

Constipation is a fact of life for most of us, striking for any number of reasons, from temporary dehydration to simple nerves. But ongoing problems with constipation that cause a good deal of physical discomfort and stress is another kettle of fish that will benefit from our help. At Midwest...

Not Sure if Your symptoms are Hemorrhoids? Come See us for a Consultation Apr 16th, 2019

We understand that anal discomfort and hemorrhoids aren’t exactly topics suited for the dinner table or office, but these are legitimate medical issues that could use a little expertise. Here at Midwest Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, headed up Dr. Betsy Clemens, we provide a safe oasis where you can address this...

What is Infrared Coagulation (IRC) and How Does it Remedy Hemorrhoids? Mar 14th, 2019

Hemorrhoids are a common malady that medical experts estimate three out of every four adults on the planet will experience at some point in their life. Sometimes a hemorrhoidal flare, related to swollen blood vessels in the rectum and anal region, will come and go without too much fanfare. Often,...

Understanding the Difference Between External and Internal Hemorrhoids Feb 21st, 2019

It’s true that the symptoms you’re having help identify which type of hemorrhoid you’re experiencing. The good news is that treatment exists for all types, and it may be easier than you believe to get rid of the pain and bleeding that often accompany this fairly common problem. Betsy Clemens,...

4 Signs Your Hemorrhoids Require Medical Intervention Jan 7th, 2019

You may, understandably, not like to talk about it, but hemorrhoids are pretty common. They affect about 10 million adults in the United States annually. It’s estimated, in fact, that as many as three in four adults will experience problems with hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Take a...