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Conditions Treated

Internal and external hemorrhoids.  Causes can vary from each patient.​

Causes

  • Constipation and poor bowel habits
  • Low fiber diet
  • Pregnancy
  • Heavy lifting
  • Chronic coughing
  • Lack of exercise or very strenuous exercise
  • Sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Anal intercourse
  • Obesity

Symptoms

  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Burning
  • Prolapse
  • Leakage of feces


Treatments & In-Office Procedures​

  • Rubber Band LigationThis method is performed by placing tight elastic bands around the base of the hemorrhoid. This cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. The hemorrhoid then falls off in approximately one week.
  • Infrared CoagulationThis procedure is performed using a small probe that exposes the hemorrhoid to short bursts of infrared light, thus sealing the blood vessels and causing it to shrink. Bleeding may occur for a few days.
  • Bipolar Coagulation
  • Electro Destruction
  • SclerotherapyThis procedure is performed by injecting a chemical into the tissue around the hemorrhoid, thus causing the hemorrhoid to shrink within a few days.
  • Thrombosed External HemorrhoidsThrombosed external hemorrhoids are very painful. The swollen hemorrhoid stretches the sensitive skin around it. To relieve the pain, your doctor needs to remove the blood clot. The procedure requires the area to be numbed with local anesthetic. The blood clot is then removed. The hemorrhoid is normally removed as well to prevent large skin tags.​​

Procedures for Internal Hemorrhoids

Internal hemorrhoids do not have nerves that sense pain so discomfort is minimal. Most patients return to their normal daily routine the same day. Some hemorrhoids may require multiple treatments.


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