Treatment for Anal Pain
Anal pain that is caused by hemorrhoids is often treated with one of several different treatment options. If you prefer minimally invasive treatment, you could opt for infrared coagulation.
Also known as IRC, infrared coagulation involves infrared light being directed at the internal hemorrhoid being treated. The light stops the flow of blood to the tissue and causes the hemorrhoid to die.
Another option you have is hemorrhoid banding. During this procedure, the doctor places rubber bands around the base of each hemorrhoid being treated. The bands cut off the blood flow, causing the hemorrhoids to die. The veins that remain in place will not bulge outside of the anal canal.
If you are a not a good candidate for less invasive procedures, you could opt for a hemorroidectomy. A hemorrhoidectomy is the surgical removal of a hemorrhoid. This procedure is more invasive and requires a lengthier recovery period. However, it is effective in removing hemorrhoids that are causing you pain and embarrassment.
You and your physician can determine the best form of hemorrhoid treatment for your situation. The treatment you receive will depend on the number and severity of your internal hemorrhoids.