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Old 12-29-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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External Hemorrhoid Options

What surgical or non-surgical options are out there for external hems. I would really rather not have a hemorrhoidectomy if I can help it. I heard the Infrared Cauterization works. Does anyone have any ideas on alternate medical procedures for externals?

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Old 12-31-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: External Hemorrhoid Options

There is an outpatient non-surgical procedure whereby the doctor bands the hemmoroids and they eventually shrivel and drop off. No hospital stay. I suppose it depends on the severity of the problem but you should look into it. Is it a hemmorrhoid or gorged vessel that can be lanced?

 
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Old 01-01-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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Re: External Hemorrhoid Options

I don't have an engorged hemorrhoid (thrombosed) that needs lancing, but it is an external hemorrhoid that (pardon the TMI) just kind of hangs out and bothers me, especially if I walk around a lot. I have looked into the banding, but all of the surgeans said that banding was really for internal hems. It would be too painful to band an external. I am wondering about Infrared Cauterization and if anyone has had this done with their externals?

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