When Do You Need To See A Doctor For Hemorrhoid Treatment?


Hemorrhoids can be fairly common and do not necessarily require medical attention. Like with any condition or ailment, treatment options will vary from person to person depending on the duration and severity of symptoms, among other things.

The experts at the Hemorrhoid Center of Excellence offer expert hemorrhoid prevention tips as well as treatment options for patients in need of medical or surgical intervention. As with all conditions, the first step is to stay informed and understand the symptoms and signs to look out for when trying to determine whether over the counter treatments are appropriate or medical attention is needed.

Hemorrhoid Prevention

Hemorrhoid Treatment in Los Angeles

Many people are often unaware that there are two different types of hemorrhoids – internal and external.

External Hemorrhoids

The type known to most people, external hemorrhoids form under the skin around the anus and usually produce discomfort and symptoms including pain, itching, burning, and general discomfort.

The majority of cases of this kind generally tend to resolve on their own without medical attention and the use of over the counter creams and ointments instead. However if symptoms do not resolve on their own, patients can consult with a medical expert.

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Common causes of external hemorrhoids include the following:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Low fiber diet and insufficient water intake

Internal Hemorrhoids

Because internal hemorrhoids do not typically present noticeable symptoms like the external kind, patients may sometimes be unaware of their presence. They form in the lining of the rectum, and the most common symptom of this type of hemorrhoid is blood in the stool. While frequently painless, some patients may experience a throbbing and itching sensation.

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Next, read our blog, When to Seek Treatment for Incontinence.

When To Seek Treatment For Incontinence


Although not uncommon, urinary incontinence can be a sensitive and embarrassing condition which leads sufferers to deal with the symptoms in silence and choose not to report them to a medical professional. The expert urologists at Comprehensive Urology offer the best incontinence treatment Los Angeles, restoring patients’ quality of life and return to normal physical and social activities.

Incontinence Treatment Los Angeles

Because of the delicate nature of the condition, incontinence sufferers understandably experience a degree of anxiety that can interfere with daily life activities and cause social anxiety and in some cases self-imposed isolation.

Causes Of Incontinence

Most women who suffer from some form of incontinence experience symptoms after childbirth as a result of trauma to the pelvic wall. The official term for bed wetting – incontinence in children – is enuresis, or nocturnal enuresis as children usually experience bed wetting over night.

Certain illnesses like diabetes and prostate issues in men can also lead to the overproduction of urine and incontinence. Other diseases sometimes associated with incontinence include:

  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Strokes
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries

When To See A Doctor

Patients suffering from incontinence are treated by an expert known as a urologist, or urogynecologist for women. A comprehensive physical exam is usually the first step as incontinence is usually the result of an underlying condition. Anyone suffering from uncontrollable urinary or bowel movements or concerns thereof should consult with a professional.

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Some of the exams might include:

  • Stress test
  • Blood test
  • Urinary analysis
  • Ultrasound

Depending on the source of the incontinence, doctors could prescribe medication or exercise to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic wall for women.

To learn more about incontinence and treatment options, please visit www.comprehensive-urology.com.

Next, read our blog, Contour Your Face with Cheek or Chin Implants.

Contour Your Face with Cheek or Chin Implants


Facial implants are a popular way to add definition and contour to a face experiencing the effects of volume loss. As we age, our face tends to lose definition and begin to droop. A remedy for this is a facial implant. The most popular implants are for the cheek and the chin, as these are areas that tend to lose volume first and can be easily treated with implants. Even if the face has not yet started to lose volume, people sometimes simply want more defined cheekbones or a more prominent chin.

Dr. Chasan

Facial Implants in San Diego

Often, facial implants are combined with eyelid surgery or a brow lift for a total rejuvenation of the face. If done on their own, an expert plastic surgeon such as Dr. Paul Chasan will do his best to hide the incision used to place the implant, and will ensure that the implant is placed properly and gives the desired effect. For a chin implant, the incision is usually either on the bottom lip or just under the chin, and for cheek implants, the incision will be made on the top lip or under the eye. These implants are then carefully placed through the incision, and once finalized, are long-lasting and bring a new youthfulness to the face.

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After a facial implant surgery, it usually takes around ten days to recover. This recovery time is much less than that of a full facelift. While there are nonsurgical options available to define the cheeks and chin, surgical implants provide much more dramatic and long lasting results. When done by an experienced plastic surgeon, facial implant surgery is safe, durable, and leaves you with a much more youthful appearance.

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Next, read our blog, Juvederm VOLUMA Helps Restore Volume.

Juvederm VOLUMA Helps Restore Volume


As we age, our faces lose their elasticity and volume. Luckily, with today’s advanced technology, dermal fillers can restore that volume safely and effectively. Juvederm Voluma is a revolutionary dermal filler designed to penetrate deep into the skin in order to restore lost volume.

San Diego Voluma

Voluma in San Diego

Unlike most dermal fillers which are meant for shallow injections to fill fine lines and wrinkles, Juvederm Voluma has a unique thick texture which makes it ideal for covering larger areas of the face to fill in hollows and create a fuller, smoother look. Voluma can also be used for cheek and chin augmentation. The cheeks may become less prominent over time, and the chin may begin to recede. When this happens, Voluma can provide a safe and non-surgical means of restoring definition and contour to the face.

The best San Diego Voluma injections are performed with an extremely high level of skill and expertise by the board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. For people who are concerned about volume loss and sagging skin, Voluma is a good non-surgical option to consider. Voluma, like most dermal fillers, has no downtime and minimal to no side effects. You can be in and out of the dermatologist’s office in under half an hour! Voluma can also be combined with other dermal fillers, skin tighteners, and laser treatments in order to achieve a full facelift effect minus the surgery and downtime.

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Voluma, due to its thicker consistency and deeper placement, lasts longer than many dermal fillers. Voluma can actually last for up to two years! Side effects can include bruising or redness around the injection site, which is rare and usually only lasts a few hours or days. If side effects last for more than a few days, contact your dermatologist.

To learn more, please visit www.clderm.com.

Next, read our blog, Are You an Over-Pronator?

Are You An Over-Pronator?


Most relatively active people who regularly purchase athletic footwear have probably undergone a gait analysis to determine the best shoe for their individual activity level and unique physical makeup. A trained shoe seller will have you stroll around the store in your bare feet, and examine your current pair of sneakers to see what kind of support you need in order to achieve the results you’re looking for, and most importantly to avoid injury.

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Orthopedic Surgery in Los Angeles

Over-pronation, sometimes simply referred to as “flat feet,” is when the arch of the foot is too low or collapses under weight-bearing activities, like walking or running. It can be described as the sensation of the arches and ankles “rolling in” towards each other, and the insides of shoes where the arches meet exhibit more wear and tear as a result. Over-pronation can throw the biomechanics of the foot out of synch and lead to further foot problems and injuries down the line, including pain, inflammation, Bunyons, Heel Spurs, Tendonitis, and Plantar Fasciitis.

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Over-pronation is a very common condition that ranges in severity from person to person, depending on many factors such as weight and physical activity levels. The problem can usually be corrected with special insoles known as orthotics, which can either be purchased in the store without a prescription, or custom-made by an orthopedist. Orthotic insoles and shoes provide added arch and heel support to maintain balance and help the foot to bear weight and pressure properly.

While over-pronating in and of itself does not usually require medical treatment, wearing the wrong shoes can lead to more serious foot problems that do. Professionals like Dr. Steven Meier, the best orthopedic surgeon in Beverly Hills at Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine, suggest that you consult a doctor at any sign of pain or difficulty walking or running, and to always wear appropriate footwear for your chosen activity.

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