Dr. Sing Chan and his staff serve the residents of Flushing, New York, as well as many other nearby cities. The doctor specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhoids and other health conditions associated with the colorectal system.
Hemorrhoids are actually veins that have become swollen or engorged with blood. They are located in and around the rectum. Hemorrhoids can be either internal or external. External hemorrhoids are found outside of the anus, while internal ones are located just inside the anus and further up into the rectum. Hemorrhoids can have several causes. Pregnant women often get hemorrhoids due to the pressure of the baby on the pelvic region. Hemorrhoids can also be caused by straining to have a bowel movement. Pushing forcefully can actually cause the veins near the anus to bulge and eventually protrude from the anus.
Mild cases of hemorrhoids will often go away on their own. If the hemorrhoids remain or continue to worsen, medicines may be prescribed to shrink them. Small incisions can be made to allow the blood to drain and the hemorrhoid to shrink. Once the vein is back to its normal size, it will eventually return to its original position. For hemorrhoids that are larger than normal and blocking the anus, surgery may need to be required to remove them. This can mean cauterizing the veins or removing the injured area and re-attaching the ends. There are also many home remedies that can be effective at controlling hemorrhoids and reducing the discomfort they cause.
Many hemorrhoids need no treatment whatsoever. Small hemorrhoids will often shrink and go away on their own. Larger hemorrhoids that do not go away or shrink on their own may need to be treated. If they are not treated in a timely fashion, they may become engorged. When this occurs, they become so full of blood that they may not be able to shrink on their own. If they are not treated at this point, they may begin to block the anus and prevent the person from having a bowel movement. It can make the area very difficult to clean which can lead to an infection if the hemorrhoids rupture or begin to form lesions.
"Dr. Chan is an excellent Doctor very compassionate and caring I even ask him for advise on other health matters I trust him with my life."
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"Best doctor I've ever had...he is kind and always spends quality time with his patients, He is smart and keeps up with the latest medical techniques and care"
"Dr. Sing Chan is such a nice doctor. I have been his patient for 15 years , he gives excellent care to me and always follows ups after his procedures"
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"Dr. Chan took the time to outline the procedure and I felt very comfortable. Would highly recommend!"
"He been my doctor for over 30 years. I have complete trust with him. I just wish there were others like him"
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"I was very pleased with the entire experience. I recommend Dr Chan and his office without hesitation"
"The office is a very friendly atmosphere, waiting time is very minimal. Dr. Chan is very thorough in his diagnosis and very patient and answers all of your questions "