Hemorrhoid Removal – The 2 Most Common Procedures

Hemorrhoid removal is something most sufferers of hemorrhoids or piles have considered at some point or another. However, in most cases this is the last resort given the majority of conditions can be remedied without the need for surgical procedures. I will later discuss a treatment which removes the need to have a hemorrhoid removal procedure entirely but for the purposes of this article we will look at two of the most common hemorrhoid removal treatments.

Firstly, it is advisable to pay a visit to your doctor before undertaking any treatment to get yourself a personal and accurate diagnosis.

For the majority of sufferers whom are struggling with external piles or hemerrhoids, one of the first thoughts many have is that they can be removed. In most cases piles can be treated without the need of surgery by shrinking them – this is important considering that if left untreated, you will not only suffer repeat bouts but may also lead to what is known as a thrombosed hemorrhoid if left untreated for a long period. This will almost certainly need surgery.

1. Banding

For chronic cases of piles people often turn to a hemorrhoid removal treatment called ‘banding’. This works by strangling the hemorrhoid and cutting off the blood circulation to the vein, which leads to the pile simply falling off over time. Typically this procedure will take anything from 1-3 weeks before the pile disappears and a full recovery.

2. Hemorrhoidectomy

A further common hemorrhoid removal method is what is known as a ‘Hemorrhoidectomy’. This is particularly useful for hemorrhoids which have clotted and is one of the last resorts for sufferers. A trip to the local hospital is required. A small injection is made around the anal/rectum area thereby numbing any pain when a surgical procedure is performed (involving an incision and suture) to cut away the swollen pile and any surrounding affected tissue.

If you are suffering with extreme hemorrhoid symptoms then a visit to your doctor will clarify whether your symptoms are severe enough to call for this type of treatment. Thankfully for the majority of cases surgery is a last resort and alternative treatment methods are preferred by patients. There are various creams and suppositories which all can help reduce and relieve the symptoms associated with piles although most of them will do nothing to cure the condition and therefore stop it from returning.

Having suffered with hemorrhoids for many years and considered myself hemorrhoid removal, I can tell you that the procedure is something that you would not want to put yourself through if possible. Creams and remedies purchased over the counter are effective to a certain extent but if you are serious about ridding yourself of piles altogether you need to look for a treatment which attacks the root causes and not just treating the symptoms.

As I mentioned earlier, I used to be a sufferer of many years until I took the conscious decision to stop the discomfort and regular repeat bouts of piles affecting my everyday life. It was at this point I discovered a treatment which is focused upon treating the cause of the hemorrhoids as well as soothing the symptoms.