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Symptoms:

  • Pain or discomfort in the anal region
  • Itching or irritation in the anal region
  • Bleeding during bowel movements
  • Swelling or lump in the anal region
  • Leakage of feces
  • Mucus discharge from the anus
  • Sensation of incomplete bowel movements
  • Blood in the stool (in severe cases)
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Possible Causes:

  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
  • Aging
  • Chronic coughing or sneezing
  • Heavy lifting or strenuous physical activity
  • Anal intercourse
  • Poor hygiene
  • Family history of hemorrhoids
  • Certain medical conditions that cause increased pressure on the veins

Dr. Elena Ivanina

Dr. Elena Ivanina is a quadruple board-certified integrative gastroenterologist and functional medicine practitioner dedicated to enhancing gut health and overall wellness. With a holistic approach and extensive training from prestigious institutions like Tulane University and Columbia University, she emphasizes natural cures and personalized treatment plans for conditions like hemorrhoids. As the Director of Neurogastroenterology & Motility at Lenox Hill Hospital, she combines traditional medicine with functional medicine techniques to address the root causes of gut issues. Dr. Ivanina’s passion for integrative medicine and holistic healing drives her mission to empower patients on their gut health journey.

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