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How can coagulation or cauterization be used to treat hemorrhoids?

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In a procedure called coagulation or cauterization, your doctor uses an electric probe, a laser beam, or an infrared light tp make a tiny burn to remove tissue and painlessly seal the end of the hemorrhoid, causing it to close off and shrink. This works best for prolapsed hemorrhoids.

From: Hemorrhoids Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/18/2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids Overview"; "Hemorrhoids Treatment"; and "Hemorrhoids Causes & Risk Factors."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Hemorrhoids."

Sneider E. , February 2010. Surgical Clinics of North America

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids Overview"; "Hemorrhoids Treatment"; and "Hemorrhoids Causes & Risk Factors."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Hemorrhoids."

Sneider E. , February 2010. Surgical Clinics of North America

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 18, 2018

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