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How are haemorrhoids treated?

There are a variety of treatments available depending on the symptoms and type of the haemorrhoid present. Treatments range from non-interventional to surgery. A list of procedures are described below.

  • Avoidance of constipation by dietary manipulation and increasing the water in your diet. Sometimes stool softeners may be added.
  • Outpatient treatments can include injecting a substance to the base of the haemorrhoid to cause it to shrink (injection sclerotherapy) or applying a rubber band to the base of the haemorrhoid (banding).
  • Surgical options are in the form of a stapled haemorrhoidectomy (P.P.H.) or an open haemorrhoidectomy where the haemorrhoids are removed completely.
  • A new technique, T.H.D. (Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation), has been developed which treats patients who would otherwise require an open or stapled procedure and allows the treatment of haemorrhoids with greatly reduced post-operative pain and earlier return to normality.

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This FAQ has been provided to answer the questions you may have about conditions and procedures.

Of course, an online FAQ cannot be totally comprehensive and nor can it hope to answer patient specific questions, further questions you have can be answered during a consultation.