Preparing for Your Hemorrhoid Treatment

Your hemorrhoids finally got bad enough that you sought out specialized treatment. You got past the embarrassment of talking about your hemorrhoids to the doctor. Now you face the daunting task of getting your hemorrhoids treated.

You really don’t need to worry about your hemorrhoid treatment. No matter which treatment method Dr. Shapiro decides is best for you, the treatment itself will not be painful. You will also have no downtime and virtually no restrictions immediately after your treatment.

Still, there are some steps you should take to prepare yourself for your hemorrhoid treatment. First, you should talk to the doctor about all of your questions and concerns at your appointment before the procedure. We fear what we don’t understand. Making sure that you understand the procedure is the first step in being completely comfortable during the appointment.

Second, talk to your doctor about any medications you may be taking and your medical history with local anesthetics. If you have internal hemorrhoids, you will not need any anesthetics. However, local anesthesia may be necessary if you are having external hemorrhoids removed. 

Beyond this, there is really little preparation for your hemorrhoid treatment. Make sure that you shower thoroughly soon before your appointment, paying special attention to the nether regions. While you may have some discomfort after the procedure, you should be able to drive yourself home after the appointment.

Now that you know how routine these procedures really are, perhaps you are ready to get treatment for your chronic hemorrhoids. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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