Hemorrhoid Lazer Surgery

Perhaps you've heard someone talk about needing hemorrhoid lazer surgery and wondered what it was all about.

Hemorrhoids occur when veins in the anus or lower part of the rectum become swollen and inflamed. There are four degrees of severity. Hemorrhoid laser surgery is usually only needed in the most severe cases:

Symptoms of hemorrhoids include itching in the anal area, pain, bright red bleeding, mucus discharge, or tissue protruding from the anus. If you feel prolapsed hemorrhoids that do not retract on their own after self-care (e.g., anti-inflammatory medications, warm baths, etc.), see your physician. He or she may recommend several courses of treatment, including hemorrhoid laser surgery, to help ease the discomfort.

The easiest way to avoid having to go through a procedure like hemorrhoid lazer surgery is to take some simple steps to prevent hemorrhoids.

One of the chief causes of hemorrhoids is straining to have a bowel movement. For that reason, doctors recommend you try to keep your stools soft. You can do this by getting plenty of fiber in your diet, drinking enough fluids, and exercising regularly. If you have trouble with bowel movements from time to time, consider using a mild stool softener. If you are constipated frequently, talk to your doctor.

If you have a job where you sit for long periods of time, try to take breaks and stand or walk. Sitting for long periods of time can also cause hemorrhoids.

Surgery is a shock to the body that can result in pain and infection and should be avoided if possible. Hemorrhoid laser surgery or other surgical procedures should be your last resort, not your first. However, as hemorrhoid surgery goes, hemorrhoid lazer surgery is the least undesirable for several reasons. First, the laser beam is very precise. Hemorrhoid lazer surgery burns away exactly the right amount of tissue. Second, hemorrhoid laser surgery cauterizes (burns closed) the skin in its wake, so stitches are not needed. Finally, while most patients perceive hemorrhoid lazer surgery as uncomfortable, it is rarely described as painful.

More painful alternatives to hemorrhoid laser surgery include:

Fortunately less invasive--and therefore more desirable--treatments can be used for most hemorrhoids. For instance, over the counter creams can be used to help numb the itching and pain.

Natural treatments are also very helpful in shrinking inflamed tissue and easing the discomfort associated with hemorrhoids. Many people find that natural treatments work better than both over-the-counter and prescription medications in alleviating hemorrhoid discomfort.

Since other more serious conditions can cause hemorrhoid-like symptoms, it's a good idea to pay a visit to your doctor if you suffer from anal itching, pain, bleeding, or tissue protruding from your rectum. If your doctor recommends surgery, be sure to ask about hemorrhoid lazer surgery.

If you have any questions about hemorrhoid laser surgery, please write to us.

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