Hemorrhoid Treatment

Hemorrhoid Treatment Options for Internal Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. They are a common problem, affecting about half of all adults at some point in their lives. Internal hemorrhoids are the most common type of hemorrhoid. They occur when the veins in the rectum swell due to increased pressure.

There are a number of different treatment options available for internal hemorrhoids. The best treatment for you will depend on the severity of your symptoms and your personal preferences.

Common Types of Hemorrhoid Treatment

Some of the most common treatment options for internal hemorrhoids include:

  • Lifestyle changes: These include eating a high-fiber diet, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding straining during bowel movements. These changes can help to reduce pressure on the veins in the rectum and anus, which can help to shrink the hemorrhoids.
  • Over-the-counter medications: There are a number of over-the-counter medications that can help to reduce pain and itching associated with hemorrhoids. These medications can be purchased at most pharmacies.
  • Prescription medications: If over-the-counter medications are not effective, your doctor may prescribe medications that can be more effective.
  • Sclerotherapy: This is a procedure that involves injecting a solution into the hemorrhoid to shrink it. The solution causes the blood vessels that supply the hemorrhoid to clot, which causes the hemorrhoid to shrink.
  • Rubber band ligation: This is a procedure that involves using rubber bands to tie off the hemorrhoid, causing it to fall off. The rubber bands cut off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid, which causes it to shrink and fall off.
  • Hemorrhoidectomy: This is a surgical procedure to remove the hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoidectomy is usually only recommended for people with severe hemorrhoids that have not responded to other treatments.

Hemorrhoid Artery Embolization (HAE)

Hemorrhoid Artery Embolization (HAE) is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat internal hemorrhoids. HAE is performed by an interventional radiologist, who is a doctor who specializes in minimally invasive procedures using imaging guidance.

During HAE, a small catheter is inserted into an artery in the groin or wrist. The catheter is then guided to the arteries that supply blood to the hemorrhoids. Small particles or coils are then injected into the arteries to block the blood flow to the hemorrhoids. This causes the hemorrhoids to shrink and the symptoms to improve.

HAE is a safe and effective treatment for internal hemorrhoids. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require general anesthesia. Patients may experience some mild discomfort after the procedure, but this usually goes away within a few days.

How USA Hemorrhoid Centers Can Help

USA Hemorrhoid Centers is a network of medical clinics that specialize in the treatment of hemorrhoids. The doctors at USA Hemorrhoid Centers are highly experienced and board-certified in proctology, the medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the rectum and anus.

USA Hemorrhoid Centers offers a variety of treatment options for internal hemorrhoids, including HAE. If you are considering HAE for the treatment of your internal hemorrhoids, USA Hemorrhoid Centers can help you decide if HAE is the right treatment for you and answer any questions you have.

To learn more about HAE or to schedule a consultation with a doctor at USA Hemorrhoid Centers, please visit our website or call our office.

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