As a general rule, make an appointment with our office if your hemorrhoids are painful or bleed frequently or excessively. With earlier treatments, many times the “cure” was as bad, or worse, than the disease. For this reason many hemorrhoid sufferers put off treatment until only surgery could correct the problem. Now with Infrared Coagulation, there is no reason to put off treatment – it is safe, effective and well tolerated by patients. The earlier treatment occurs with onset of hemorrhoids, generally, the easier it is to treat.