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Hemorrhoids Present Pain....and Options If hemorrhoids are present, but they are not yet protruding from the anus they probably are mild hemorrhoids that can be cured surgically using a simple injection into each hemorrhoid. The surgical treatment you follow is very familiar to the rubber banding method (see pun intended), but instead of banding, an injection is made that "kills" the hemorrhoid. This treatment is called sclerotherapy and works by injecting a chemical into the hemorrhoid that blocks the vessel engorgement and tissue inflammation that cause the hemorrhoids. If the chemical injected is phenol, the goal of the surgery is to regulate rectal bleeding. If the liquid injected into the hemorrhoid is a salt solution, the hemorrhoid will usually return to its normal, healthy, shape and size.

Hemorrhoid Cauterization A surgical procedure using cauterization involves searing the hemorrhoid with an electrically-charged wire. This is basically used on mild and small hemorrhoids.

Infrared Coagulation Hemorrhoids that do not protrude, or which draw back after protrusion, can be treated using Infrared Coagulation....commonly known as Laser Coagulation Surgery.

Rubber Band Ligation Hemorrhoid Surgery

Hemorrhoids Present Pain....and Options

This is the simplest surgery. It is a rubber band ligation that may seem unusual; but it has proven to be extremely effective. This type of surgery generally works by tying a strong latex rubber band around the internal or prolapsed hemorrhoids, effectively blocking the blood flow to the entire bulge. Within a few weeks, the hemorrhoid will be weakened, gangrened and will be passed from the body in the stool. It is a bit unnerving to think of blocking circulation to a body part, but when performed by a surgeon this hemorrhoid surgery is by far the safest, simplest and most effective prolapsed hemorrhoid surgery. Pain can be extreme if the hemorrhoids are too near the nerve band around the rectal area, so remember to tell your surgeon if you are feeling pain during the ligation. This kind of surgery is best on medium sized hemorrhoids, as there must be enough skin mass for the rubber band to block.

Hemorrhoid Cryotherapy This surgical treatment is used primarily on the internal hemorrhoid. The surgery involves the hemorrhoids being deep frozen, then left to dry up and die, similar to the outcome of the rubber band ligation. Pain lasts up for a couple of weeks.

The Stapling Hemorrhoid Surgery Stapled hemorrhoidectomy is the newest surgical technique for treating hemorrhoids, and it has rapidly become the treatment of choice for third-degree hemorrhoids.

Artery Ligation Surgery Hemorrhoids Present Pain....and Options

Using ultrasounds, the surgeon determines which arteries are supplying blood to the hemorrhoids and then sews up that artery just above the hemorrhoids. The outcome of this surgery has been very effective. Research is ongoing. New techniques are being developed as well as improvements being made to the "tried and true" methods of hemorrhoid relief. As you already know, the Internet has become a "first source" for hemorrhoid information. Your family physician will be able to answer your follow up questions.

Hemorrhoids Present Pain....and Options

Hemorrhoids Present Pain....and Options  

There a number of treatment options available. Discuss with your doctor which may best apply to your condition.