There are various modes of treatment with which you can engage when it comes to hemorrhoid disease (HD). Depending on your personal circumstances, infrared coagulation may be an option.
Infrared coagulation is a medical procedure used to treat small and medium-sized hemorrhoids. Its objective is to reduce hemorrhoidal symptoms by eliminating hemorrhoids by destroying the blood flow to the hemorrhoid.
Infrared coagulation consists of inserting an instrument into the anus that acts as a probe. Upon contact with the hemorrhoid, the probe emits a burst of infrared light directly onto the infected tissue for approximately 1 to 1.5 seconds. Exposing the hemorrhoid to the infrared light causes the hemorrhoidal vein to coagulate, or scar, which reduces blood flow to the hemorrhoid, eventually causing it shrivel, harden, and fall off. The scarring also acts as a prophylactic between the hemorrhoid and the anus and protects against further re-inflammation.
Due to the steps involved in this process and the way it is performed, only one hemorrhoid can be treated at a time if undergoing infrared coagulation.
During the procedure itself, there will be most likely be some discomfort that may include pain, along with a feeling of heat while undergoing the treatment. Bleeding from the anus occurs 7 to 10 days after the procedure when the hemorrhoid falls off. Although this seems like a long time, bleeding is usually slight and stops by itself.
Coagulation therapy will be more expensive than other procedures. It is not often currently done and alternatives are less involved and safer.
If you are suffering from hemorrhoidal disease (HD) and would like to know what your options are for treatment, then contact the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida. Our physicians and staff have a great deal of experience and knowledge regarding hemorrhoid disease and treatment, and will use this to provide you with the safest and most effective service available.
With our office located in Clearwater, we are a convenient option for Florida residents. Contact the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida at (727) 724-4279 or send an online message to schedule a free consultation with a qualified physician to discuss your best options for treatment.
Dr. Shapiro has over 40 years of medical experience under his belt and was a prominent figure in the development of one of the most effective hemorrhoid treatments on the market, Ultroid®. This knowledge and experience has helped shape him into one of the foremost authorities on HD in the nation, guaranteeing that you will be working with someone extremely well-versed in hemorrhoid treatment.