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What type of hemorrhoid treatment is electrocoagulation?

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This is similar to infrared coagulation, except instead of an infrared light, your doctor uses heat from an electric current to create scar tissue and cut off the hemorrhoid’s blood supply.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Hemorrhoids: Diagnosis and treatment.”

Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: “Enlarged hemorrhoids: What procedures can be done?”

UCSF Center for Colorectal Surgery: “Hemorrhoids.”

Albuquerque, A. September 2016. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 14, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Hemorrhoids: Diagnosis and treatment.”

Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: “Enlarged hemorrhoids: What procedures can be done?”

UCSF Center for Colorectal Surgery: “Hemorrhoids.”

Albuquerque, A. September 2016. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 14, 2017

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