Types of Conventional Hemorrhoids
There are many types of hemorrhoids
treatment available, from topical ointments for minor cases to surgical procedures for those that are more severe.
For some people, medical treatment is not necessary and the hemorrhoids go away on their own with time. Some people have luck with basic treatments such as warm sitz baths, using a bidet, cold compresses or topical analgesics to provide temporary relief.
Topical hemorrhoid cream which contains steroids can provide
relief in the early stages of hemorrhoid flare ups. In some
cases, these creams can be effective as a means to prevent
further occurrence. However, topical steroids can bring
about negative side effects with consistent use, such as
weakening the skin which can in turn cause further hemorrhoid
For more moderate cases, which are the most common, hemorrhoids treatment can be accomplished with various natural applications that can eliminate the problem and also prevent reoccurence. We discuss some of the most popular products on our Best Hemorrhoid Treatments page.
For chronic and more severe hemorrhoids, the following medical
treatments are commonly administered according to the varying
degrees of severity. These treatments listed here are in
increasing order of intrusiveness and cost.
1. Rubber band
This is sometimes called baron ligation. Elastic bands are
applied to the internal hemorrhoids to cut off their blood
supply. The withered hemorrhoid is then eliminated during a
regular bowel movement.
This is a treatment that employs a small probe to the hemorrhoid using
manual pressure and electrolysis that results
in progressive and permanent shrinkage of the hemorrhoid.
Usually only one hemorrhoid is treated at a time. So if you
have more than one hemorrhoid, it will take several
visits to complete the treatment.
3. Injection therapy or
This hemorrhoids treatment involves injecting a hardening agent or sclerosant
into the hemorrhoids and causes the veins to collapse. As a result
hemorrhoids will shrivel up.
This involves using the frozen tip of a cryoprobe to destroy
the hemorrhoid tissues. This treatment is rarely used now as it
brings about harmful side effects.
5. Laser, InfraRed or BICAP
Uses a laser or infrared beam to treat hemorrhoids. Although
less popular now, it is readily available as a non-surgical
procedure in the US.
This the the commonly known surgical procedure to remove
hemorrhoids. The post surgery pain is reported by patients as
severe. It also takes a long time to recover. For this reason,
this surgery is only recommended to those with very serious
This procedure is usually used for prolapsed and bleeding
hemorrhoids. This method cuts off the blood flow to the
hemorrhoids instead of completely remove them. So
this procedure is less painful and there is a faster recovery time.
8. Doppler Guided Hemorrhoidal
This method is recommended for treating severe bleeding
hemorrhoids as it can effectively stop the bleeding. This
procedure does not involve cutting any hemorrhoid tissues.
Patients do not need to stay in the hospital and usually can
get back to work within the same day.
Recto Anal Repair, or RAR is a new procedure which
treats hemorrhoids without cutting any tissues.
Again, the above treatments are only for very severe cases of hemorrohoid development. Most people can remedy their problem with natural hemorrhoid treatments such as those reviewed on this site.