Surgical Options for Bleeding Hemorrhoid Treatment

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Hemorrhoid TreatmentThough most cases of hemorrhoids can be treated by measures that don’t include invasive procedures. Some individuals may not respond to this type of treatment for bleeding hemorrhoid. For those people, there are various surgical options for bleeding hemorrhoid treatment.

To remove hemorrhoids surgically a procedure called a hemorrhoidectomy is performed. The patient is normally given a local anesthesia, although sometimes the procedure requires general anesthesia . The physician creates an incision around the anus and cuts away the hemorrhoids. This is usually done on an out-patient basis.

Although the procedure may relieve the pain, bleeding, swelling, itching and bleeding from the hemorrhoids it is important to understand that this type of bleeding hemorrhoid treatment may require stitches. Since this area is quite sensitive, the stitches will bring a pain and discomfort of their own.

The following are less invasive options of treatment for bleeding hemorrhoids sufferers:

Laser therapy is less invasive although more expensive and the laser beam is used to burn away hemorrhoid tissue.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a chemical solution is injected to cut off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid which will shrink and eventually destroy it.
In Rubber band ligation, a small rubber band or two are placed at the base of the hemorrhoid to stop the blood supply and destroy the hemorrhoid.

Prolapse Hemorrhoid Treatment is a procedure in which a stapler type of instrument is used to reposition the prolapsed hemorrhoid and cut off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. This will take the prolapsed hemorrhoids and move them higher into the anus where fewer nerve endings exist which reduces pain.

Although PHH and other less invasive bleeding hemorrhoid treatment options may result in less pain during healing, it may still be necessary for a hemorrhoidectomy to resolve bleeding hemorrhoids for a longer period of time.

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