Nonsurgical Hemorrhoid Treatment

Nonsurgical Hemorrhoid Treatment

Hemorrhoids occur as a result of too much strain and pressure on the rectal veins during bowel movements, causing painful swelling. These swollen veins, or hemorrhoids, may be treated and cured by utilizing home remedies. It is only after your home remedy options have failed that you should make an appointment to discuss different procedures and surgery options.

Depending on the size and stage of your hemorrhoids, it may be possible to avoid surgery. An individual suffering from this condition should consult with a hemorrhoid specialist on utilizing a nonsurgical procedure, as it would be less invasive, faster, and involve less pain. While the procedures and tools are very different, they all have the same effect, which is to cause the hemorrhoid to scar over and fall off. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss which type of hemorrhoid repair would be best for your condition.

Rubber band ligation:

This procedure is done by tying each hemorrhoid off at the base with rubber bands, cutting off blood flow. Once blood flow is cut off, the hemorrhoid will shrink and eventually fall off. General anesthesia may be administered, depending on how many hemorrhoids need to be treated. Pain may be felt during recovery, but usually goes away within a matter of days. The hemorrhoids often reoccur within several years following rubber band ligation surgery and require further treatment.

Hemorrhoid Sclerotherapy Treatment:

This involves a chemical injection via a syringe into the hemorrhoid. The chemical has been designed to cause inflammation and eventual scarring. Although there may be pain following the procedure, it usually goes away by the next day. While it is a relatively easy procedure, the hemorrhoids have been known to reoccur and require further treatment after a few years.

Heat coagulation:

Various forms of heat may be utilized to kill the tissue in and around the hemorrhoid, causing the hemorrhoids to scar and fall off. Heat coagulation procedures include photocoagulation, bipolar diathermy, and direct-current electrotherapy. These procedures are utilized to treat first, second, and third-degree hemorrhoids.

Cryotherapy:

This procedure utilizes cold temperatures on the veins to promote scarring and inflammation. Because the procedure takes more time to utilize, usually causes more pain, and has a much lower success rate than other types of nonsurgical treatments, it is generally not used to treat hemorrhoids.

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