Many people who have
hemorrhoids find relief from symptoms through home treatment. If medical treatment is
needed, fixative procedures are the most widely used nonsurgical treatments. Fixative procedures are only for internal hemorrhoids.
Other treatment choices
Fixative procedures include:
Rubber band ligation, a procedure in which the
hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, cutting off the blood
flow so that the hemorrhoid shrinks and dies and, in about a week, falls
Not all doctors have the
experience or the equipment to do all types of fixative procedures. This
may help you decide which procedure to choose. Ask your doctor which procedure
he or she does the most and how satisfied people have been with the outcomes of
Hemorrhoids: Which Treatment Should I Use?
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November 14, 2014
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