Hemorrhoids may not be a life-threatening condition, but the pain, bleeding, itching, and discomfort that come along with them are enough to make anyone living with them seek relief. If you are considering undergoing treatment for your hemorrhoids, here are 5 things to consider:

  1. Hemorrhoids can be treated in-office
    Unlike other many other medical procedures, now days, treating your hemorrhoids doesn’t normally require a hospital stay. Infrared Coagulation (IFC) is a non-invasive treatment option, that’s performed in office at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville and typically takes less than 30 minutes.
  2. Traditional treatment methods may alleviate symptoms, but do not cure hemorrhoids
    Conservative hemorrhoid treatment methods such as adding more fiber to your diet, and using over-the-counter creams are often suggested for people experiencing mild hemorrhoid symptoms like slight discomfort and minor bleeding. However, in most cases, these alone do not permanently treat the source of the hemorrhoids themselves, they only temporarily alleviate the symptoms.
  3. About 1 in every 10 people with hemorrhoids will eventually need treatment
    Hemorrhoid treatment is highly beneficial for those who have been suffering from hemorrhoids for a long time and are not able to find relief from more traditional methods. Treatment is often recommended for those with painful, protruding hemorrhoids.
  4. The quality of pain and recovery time varies
    The quality of pain and recovery time after hemorrhoid treatment varies, depending on the procedure. Patients who undergo a traditional hemorrhoidectomy can expect longer recovery time than those who opt for a non-invasive laser treatment like Infrared Coagulation. IFC doesn’t require stitches or banding, and patients experience minimal discomfort.
  5. Hemorrhoid treatments are covered by most insurance plans
    Hemorrhoid procedures at Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Center in Knoxville are normally covered by most insurance plans. Our experienced staff is happy to assist patients with any questions regarding coverage. At Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Center, we have experts who can help you determine the best hemorrhoid treatment for your case. If your hemorrhoids do not improve with self-care, it may be time to schedule an appointment.

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