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What type of hemorrhoid treatment is sclerotherapy?

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Your doctor will give you a shot that puts chemicals into the hemorrhoid tissue. These chemicals also cut off blood flow to the hemorrhoids and shrink them. You may need to have this done every few weeks until they go away completely.

You may feel mild pain or pressure after, but infections are rare. With this treatment, the hemorrhoids often come back in a few years.

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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