Is Non Surgical Hemorrhoid Removal Right for You?Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum or anus. By the age of 50, about half of us will have experienced this annoying condition, which results from an increase in pressure inside the veins of the rectum. Common causes include constipation, pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, heavy lifting, sitting for long periods, and diarrhea. Symptoms may include pain, itching, throbbing, and bleeding.

There are two types of hemorrhoids based on location. An internal hemorrhoid is located inside the rectum, but may protrude out of the anus with increased pressure or straining, often during bowel movements. An external hemorrhoid appears as a bump or bulge under the skin around your anus. Depending on the location of the hemorrhoid, symptoms may include pain, throbbing, itching, or bleeding. If the hemorrhoid is external or a protruding internal, creams and salves can  result in temporary relief of swelling or throbbing. However, they won’t solve the root cause, which is internal hemorrhoids. Thankfully, there’s a painless, non-surgical option for removing them.

The Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville offers an in-office non-surgical hemorrhoid removal procedure called Infrared Coagulation.. This treatment uses an infrared laser that generates short bursts of warm light, causing the hemorrhoid to shrink and recede. The procedure can typically be done in about a minute, and two to four separate treatments may be required, the procedure requires no anesthesia and no down time.

According to Dr. C. Stone Mitchell, Medical Director of the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, laser infrared coagulation is effective in eliminating hemorrhoids 95% of the time. Only the most severe cases of hemorrhoids need to be removed surgically rather than with Infrared Coagulation.

So if you’ve been experiencing discomfort from hemorrhoids, you don’t have to live in pain. Talk to a hemorrhoid specialist about the non-surgical Infrared Coagulation procedure. Call the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, the only dedicated non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment center in East Tennessee, today at (865) 588-9952 or request an appointment online.