ARE NOT ALONE!
More than 10 million people in the United States suffer from hemorrhoids.
Three out of four people will develop hemorrhoids at some time in
their lives. While many people associate hemorrhoids with painful
surgery, only a small percentage of patients actually require surgery.
A fast and simple office procedure has taken the fear out of hemorrhoid
ARE HEMORRHOIDS AND WHO GETS THEM?
Hemorrhoids are swelling in the rectum or anal area that may protrude
through the anus on straining. They usually contain
enlarged veins and are most common in people over the age of 50.
The exact cause of hemorrhoids is unknown, but a number of factors
are known to contribute to hemorrhoidal disease:
- Chronic constipation or diarrhea
- Faulty bowel function due to overuse of laxatives or enemas;
straining during bowel movements
- Spending long periods of time (e.g. reading) on the toilet
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HEMORRHOIDS?
You may have hemorrhoids if you notice any of the following
- Bleeding during bowel movements
- Protrusion during bowel movements
- Itching in the anal area
- Sensitive lump(s)
IS INFRARED COAGULATION?
Since its introduction 20 years ago, infrared coagulation (IRC)
has become the worldfs leading office treatment for hemorrhoids.
This non-surgical treatment is fast, well tolerated, and remarkably
complication-free. A small probe is placed above
the hemorrhoid and a few short bursts of infrared light are applied.
The infrared light quickly coagulates the vessels that
provide the hemorrhoid with blood, causing the hemorrhoids to shrink
and recede. Shrinkage of the hemorrhoidal tissues may
take a few weeks.
While patient sensitivity may vary, most patients report feeling
a brief sensation of heat, but not acute pain. Local anesthesia
is usually not required.
THERE DIFFERENT KINDS OF HEMORRHOIDS?
Yes. Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the anus. The
most common symptoms are bleeding during bowel movements or protrusion
through the anus upon straining. External hemorrhoids
develop around the anus and can be very painful, especially if a
blood clot develops within them. They can be
felt as a firm lump or lumps around the anus.
THERE ANY AFTER-EFFECTS?
Typically, there are no post-treatment effects. Most patients return
to a normal lifestyle the same day. There may be slight spot bleeding
a few days later. Heavy straining or lifting should be avoided and
aspirin should not be taken for a few days.
MANY VISITS ARE REQUIRED?
Only your doctor can make that determination. The number of treatments
will depend on the severity of symptoms, location of the hemorrhoids,
and the patients individual response to the procedure.
THE HEMORRHOIDS COME BACK?
Millions of patients have been treated with IRC.
Experience tells us that hemorrhoids treated
with IRC generally do not reoccur. A sensible diet, moderate
exercise, and proper bowel habits will also help.
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