Insert fleet enema through the rectum 2 hours prior to your procedure for visualization; follow directions on box.
Hemorrhoids are very common. Almost everyone suffers from hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. The symptoms include bleeding, pain, and fullness after defecation.
Infrared Coagulation(IRC) is the most widely used office treatment for hemorrhoids and is preferred over other methods because it is fast, well-tolerated by patients, and virtually problem free. A small probe contacts the area above the hemorrhoid, exposing the tissue to a burst of infrared light for about one second. This coagulates the veins above the hemorrhoid causing it to shrink and recede. The patient may feel a sensation of heat very briefly, but it is generally not painful. Therefore anesthetic is usually not required.
The average patient requires 3 to 4 sessions (3-4 weeks apart) for complete coagulation of all internal hemorrhoids.
You may have a regular diet the day of the procedure.
* Complications are infrequent and usually limited to occasional spot bleeding about a week after treatment.