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    Suffering from Hemorrhoids?

Call 309-343-7773 to schedule an appointment.
Same-day consultations often available.

You don't have to sit still for hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a common issue. In fact, by age 50 about 50% of all people will experience hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids occur when the veins or blood vessels in and around your anus and lower rectum become swollen and irritated. Hemorrhoids are often a result of straining during bowel movements or from having chronic constipation or diarrhea. Many women also get hemorrhoids from pregnancy and childbirth. The pressure of carrying a baby in your abdomen strains the blood vessels in your pelvic area.

Symptoms typically include pain and itching, which can usually be treated with over-the-counter medications. For some people, drinking adequate amounts of water, eating a high fiber diet and taking over-the-counter remedies are enough to treat hemorrhoids. However, it is time to see a doctor when the pain is severe, you experience rectal bleeding, feel a lump or if you are experiencing recurrent hemorrhoids. The surgeon removes these painful swollen veins by making small incisions around the anus. It is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day.


Mark Davis, MD, FACS

Mark Davis, MD, FACS can help.
(of Cottage Surgical Clinics)

834 North Seminary Street, Suite 503
Galesburg, Illinois

Same-day appointments are often available. For an appointment, call 309-343-7773.

Dr. Davis has more than 20 years of experience performing a broad range of surgeries in the fields of general and vascular procedures.
  • Board Certified: American Board of General Surgery
  • Fellowship: American College of Surgeons
  • Medical School: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Easton Hospital, Easton, PA


Patient results may vary. Consults your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment. Mark Davis is a member of the Medical Staff of Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

695 N. Kellogg
Galesburg, IL 61401