There are several options for treating hemorrhoids based on the severity of the condition and your budget. If you have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids, you doctor may recommend one of the following outpatient surgery options:
- Rubber Band Ligation
- Over the counter options
Each procedure has advantages and disadvantages that may or may not be covered by your health insurance.
Rubber Band Ligation
A very common outpatient procedure for treating minor cases of hemorrhoids. Your doctor or specialist will place a small elastic band around the base of the hemorrhoid. This cuts off the blood flow and helps shrink the hemorrhoid. The process may be repeated several times over a six to eight week period. Side effects can include immediate pain or tightness, bleeding or infection.
A procedure for smaller or less severe cases of hemorrhoids that may not be treatable by Rubber Band Ligation. Your doctor will inject a hardening agent at the site. This will reduce the blood flow and ease the condition. Acute pain is possible if the injection is not done at the appropriate location
In some severe cases of hemorrhoids, your doctor may recommend surgical removal. This procedure does not typically require a hospital stay, but does require anesthesia, painkillers and a 7 to 10 day recovery period before you can get back to work.
Over the Counter Products
For many, the cost and potential side effects of these procedures is daunting and in many cases unnecessary. There are several hemorrhoid creams and suppositories available over the counter, but these products usually only address the symptoms and not the cause.
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