Minimally Invasive Treatments
When home treatments don’t help, your doctor may suggest a variety of minimally invasive procedures as the next course of action. Most can be completed in a single outpatient visit to the doctor’s office.
• Sclerotherapy: This procedure involves injecting a chemical solution directly into affected areas. This chemical will help to shrink the hemorrhoid tissues and stop them from further swelling, pain, and inflammation.
• Rubber Band Litigation: During the treatment procedure, the doctor will place a couple of small rubber bands around the base of internal hemorrhoids. This is done to cut off the circulation. Within a week, banded hemorrhoids will wither and fall off.
• Coagulation: Coagulation techniques use lasers, heat, or infrared lights to remove hemorrhoids. The procedure will cause a small amount of bleeding to the internal hemorrhoids and result in them hardening and shriveling up.