Hemorrhoids are painful and embarrassing. When too much pressure is exerted within the anal cavity, the veins swell up and produce hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can cause streaks of bright red blood to appear in the toilet or on the toilet paper after a bowel movement. You may also experience rectal itching and pain when you try to clean that area. The importance of getting checked out for hemorrhoids cannot be overstated. Other more serious illnesses, such as colon cancer and rectal cancer have the same symptoms as hemorrhoids, so you must be checked by a doctor to confirm you are not seriously ill. If it is determined that you just have hemorrhoids, there are a number of hemorrhoid removal methods in place to eliminate your problem.
Most hemorrhoid removal methods are non-invasive, or fixative, procedures. Surgery is not required for a normal case of hemorrhoids. The important thing is to reduce the swelling in the area, which will eliminate the hemorrhoid. By reducing the hemorrhoid’s blood supply, you can effectively shrink it to the point that it goes away. Scar tissue will form in its place and the scar tissue will help to give support to the anal tissue. Hemorrhoids can be prevented by the strengthening of the anal tissue which will be able to withstand pressure. This is most often done through a change in diet.
Other hemorrhoid removal methods are invasive and exist for people with larger and more painful hemorrhoids. Your doctor may suggest a rubber band ligation method. This method involves placing a rubber band around the hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply and shrink it. Heat, electric current, and lasers are also methods used to remove hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoid removal methods for large and painful hemorrhoids may require a combination of therapies. If you have tried other treatments but they have been unsuccessful in treating your hemorrhoids, you may be a candidate for a hemorrhoidectomy. A hemorrhoidectomy is hemorrhoid surgery. Surgical removal of hemorrhoids is recommended if you have very large and painful hemorrhoids. Surgical removal of hemorrhoids is better in the long run if you have a re-occurring problem. The downside to hemorrhoid surgery is that it is very expensive, very painful, and takes a long time to recover from. There are also risks associated with hemorrhoid surgery, as there are with any surgical procedure. Consult your doctor to determine your best removal method.