Hemorrhoids are one of the most common ailments known. Hemorrhoid treatment with messy creams and ointments only provides temporary relief (at best). So don't keep treating them, remove them. It's time you feel your best again.
What to Expect:
The first appointment will typically consist of a consultation and physical exam. During the diagnosis you may receive a physical examination, anoscopy and/or proctoscopy which are visual examinations of the ano-rectal region. There is no need for anesthesia, fasting or other preparation. The CRH O'Regan System may not be appropriate for all patients. You and your physician will determine an appropriate treatment for your diagnosis during your examination.
If your diagnosis includes hemorrhoids, treatment may start immediately. In the event of multiple hemorrhoids, often the largest, most symptomatic hemorrhoid is banded first. Additional appointments are then scheduled to treat the remaining hemorrhoids at two week intervals with a final check-up two or more weeks after the last remaining hemorrhoid is banded.
Sometimes patients have both an anal fissure and hemorrhoids. Our ligation system often allows us to begin concurrent treatment of both conditions allowing for a quicker recovery.
Following hemorrhoid banding, we recommend normal activities as tolerated, except for heavy lifting, rigorous exercise or similar activities. You can resume full activity the next day. You can have normal bowel movements during this time, but you may want to soak in a sitz bath (a warm tub with a tablespoon of table salt added) or use a bidet for a gentler cleansing of the anal opening.
Soon you'll be feeling much better, but you'll need to make some changes to prevent future problems. Straining due to constipation should be diligently avoided, so be sure to drink seven or eight glasses of water a day and add 15 grams of fiber to your diet (two tablespoons of natural oat or wheat bran). Metamucil, Benefiber, flax or other soluble fiber may be helpful as well.
We also recommend that you not sit longer than two minutes on the toilet. If you can't have a bowel movement in that time, come back later. This two-minute rule can help keep you from straining during bowel movements without realizing it. Finally, when traveling by air, stay hydrated, avoid alcohol, eat fiber and walk around when you can. CRH O'Regan System™