Hemorrhoids can be painful and worrisome. If you don’t have them treated soon after they are discovered, they could become large and even more uncomfortable. Although there are many ways that hemorrhoids have been treated in the past, some ways are more effective—and less painful—than others. Make sure to choose a hemorrhoid treatment that will be quick and easy and that will have you doing the things you want to again in no time at all. Here are some things to look for when considering which doctors and procedures to try.
1) A Faster Procedure
Getting treated for hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable and, let’s face it, not exactly a walk in the park. However, it’s possible to have treatments done that take only 30 seconds to one minute. Methods like a conventional hemorrhoidectomy can take between 45 to 90 minutes, while even more high tech methods like infrared coagulation can take up to three minutes. Less time for the procedure means that you experience less discomfort for a shorter time period. Opt for a procedure that is done quickly and devote less of your busy life to hemorrhoids.
2) Minimal Downtime
Along the same line as a fast procedure is one that requires the least possible amount of downtime, or rest and recuperation. A stapled hemorrhoidectomy requires at least one day of downtime, and it can take as many days as ten for you to feel like yourself again. A conventional hemorrhoidectomy, on the other hand, can take a shocking 10 to 14 days for you to recuperate from! It can be hard to get 14 days off from work, and who wants to waste their vacation time on a medical procedure? Choose a hemorrhoid treatment that requires no downtime up to a maximum of one day of healing before you are up and at ‘em again.
3) No Pain Medication Required
Of course, one of the most common questions that people ask when they have to undergo a treatment for hemorrhoids is this: “Will it hurt?” Well, the answer to that question can differ depending on the treatment method you select. Stapled and conventional hemorrhoidectomies typically do involve some discomfort, and even after the fact, pain medication is typically prescribed. However, there are other treatment methods that are virtually painless during the procedure and that require no pain medication afterward— one of which is the advanced banding method.
Choose a treatment method that will eliminate your hemorrhoid discomfort quickly, painlessly and with ease.