What are hemorrhoids? Swollen blood vessels in the rectum.

Hemorrhoids are arterial cushions lining the anal canal. They are part of our normal anatomy and play an essential role in preventing involuntary stool loss and cushioning the anus against trauma. Enlarged hemorrhoids prolapse down into the anal canal and can bleed, contributing to anal leakage and making the skin damp, itchy, and irritated.

What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling or lump
  • Itching and irritation
  • Mucus discharge
  • Anal leakage
  • Anal pain or discomfort
  • Visual prolapse or protrusion from the anus

Who do hemorrhoids affect?

Hemorrhoids can be caused by various factors, mainly related to increased pressure on the vessels in the pelvic and rectal regions. The people most likely to develop hemorrhoids are those who undergo increased strain, for example, in cases of chronic constipation, pregnancy and childbirth, chronic coughing, poor hygiene habits or frequent and prolonged diarrhea.

Increased pressure during these activities can lead to enlargement and inflammation of hemorrhoids arteries. Although anyone can develop hemorrhoids, they are more frequently seen in adults, particularly pregnant women and people over 50.

If you’re facing the discomfort and challenges of hemorrhoids, it’s time to find relief. We invite you to seek the empathetic support, personalized diagnostics, and advanced treatment options available at West Island Colorectal Clinic.

Your well-being is our foremost priority!

Dr. Christian Zalai, a dual board-certified colorectal surgeon, explains the complexities of hemorrhoids, offering expert insights and potential treatment pathways.

How are hemorrhoids treated?

At our clinic, we offer a diverse range of treatments tailored to meet your unique needs. Our colorectal surgeons will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Lifestyle and dietary recommendations

Advice and changes in daily habits and food choices to help manage your condition.


Rubber Band Ligation

A procedure where a small rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply, causing it to shrink and fall off.



Injection of a sclerosant solution into a hemorrhoid to shrink or eliminate it by reducing blood flow and promoting scar formation.



A surgical procedure used to remove severe or large hemorrhoids by trimming them away under local anesthesia or regional anesthesia.


Hemorrhoid Stapling

A surgical technique for treating internal hemorrhoids by repositioning and reducing prolapsed tissue using a stapling device.


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