Hemorrhoid Treatment Methods

How to heal a hemorrhoid? How to get rid of hemorrhoids? The first recorded hemorrhoid cure was in 600 BC when Hippocrates performed the first removal of hemorrhoids. He tied a thread around a prolapsing hemorrhoid causing it to fall off. Today, we have options for treatment that still include ligation. The hemorrhoid doctor now uses latex rubber bands. Mountain Streams Medical Center offers an injection to cure hemorrhoids known as sclerotherapy (Sclero or Sclerosis) as well as infrared coagulation (IRC). The latter method is often referred to as “laser treatment.”

Over the years, there have been many methods of hemorrhoid treatment which have included the non-surgical treatments like hemorrhoid cream, as well as hemorrhoid surgery procedures like hemorrhoidectomy surgery, stapled hemorrhoidectomy surgery (PPH), transhemorrhoidal dearterialization surgery (THD) and traditional laser hemorrhoid surgery.

Of all these methods, Mountain Streams Medical Center utilizes the most advanced and patient-friendly techniques to cure hemorrhoids that can be performed in a physician’s office. Our hemorrhoid doctor uses non-surgical treatments exclusively – Sclerotherapy, Banding and Laser.

When you are dealing with hemorrhoids, you have to remember that what you may consider a harmless hemorrhoid home treatment could actually be making the problem worse. For example, ring pillows for hemorrhoids are shaped like a ring or a donut. But the open center leaves nothing to support your anal area — including your hemorrhoids. Using a donut pillow is no different than sitting on the toilet for an extended period, another bad idea. Without support, the whole area can sink. This may lead to an increase in pain, more swelling, and worsening of the condition.

If your hemorrhoids are causing you enough discomfort that you feel you need over-the-counter cream or a donut pillow, the best hemorrhoid treatment is only going to be available from a doctor. Dr. Scott Woody can help you understand your symptoms and will determine the nature and severity of the problem. He can rule out more serious concerns, and put a plan in place to help you heal hemorrhoids. The treatment is non-surgical,  in-office and same day.