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How do healthcare providers treat hemorrhoids?

How do healthcare providers treat hemorrhoids?

You should see your healthcare provider if symptoms get worse or interfere with your daily life or sleep. Also, seek help if signs don’t improve after a week of at-home treatments. Your provider may treat hemorrhoids with: Rubber band ligation: A small rubber band placed around the base of a hemorrhoid cuts off blood supply to the vein. Electrocoagulation: An electric current stops blood flow to a hemorrhoid. Infrared coagulation: A small probe inserted into the rectum transmits heat to get rid of the hemorrhoid. Sclerotherapy: A chemical injected into the swollen vein destroys hemorrhoid tissue. Surgical treatments include: Hemorrhoidectomy: Surgery removes large external hemorrhoids or prolapsed internal ones. Hemorrhoid stapling: A stapling instrument removes an internal hemorrhoid. Or it pulls a prolapsed internal hemorrhoid back inside of your anus and holds it there.

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