What You Should Know About Hemorrhoid Surgery

Hemorrhoids are a normal part of the anatomy. We have two sets; internal and external. The external hemorrhoids tend to hurt. The internal hemorrhoids tend to bleed, soil, itch, ache, and can ‘block’ the bowel movement from passing.

  • Hemorrhoids are typical without symptoms
  • Irritation of Internal Hemorrhoids
    - Bleeding
    - Itching
    - Soiling
    - Difficulty Cleaning
    - Aching
  • Irritation of External Hemorrhoids
    - Bleeding
    - Pain

Non-Surgical Treatment Options:

  1. Soften the stool.
  2. Shrink the Hemorrhoids.
  3. Relieving the pain

Procedure Related Options:

  • Rubber-band Ligation
    - Small rubber-band placed upon the ‘root’ of the hemorrhoid. After several days the hemorrhoid falls off. This works only for the inside hemorrhoids, because they have few pain fibers in them.

Safety/Tolerance:

  • Typical without much pain
  • May return to work the same day
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