Sievering Clinic

Competence Centre for Minimally Invasive Medical Services


Treatment Of Internal Haemorrhoids

A haemorrhoid is an enlarged vein in the lining of the anal canal. All people have internal haemorrhoids. When these haemorrhoids become enlarged, they may cause painless rectal bleeding. Swelling of the haemorrhoid may cause it to prolapse (slide out) during a bowel movement.

Your physician felt your haemorrhoids required one of the following treatments:
Barron ligatures (rubber bands)
A rubber band is put around the haemorrhoid, causing it to wither and fall off over a seven- to ten-day period.
Laser coagulation
A light source is used to cause a small burn on the surface of the haemorrhoid, causing it to stop bleeding and shrink down to normal size.
Injection of haemorrhoids
A liquid is injected into the haemorrhoid, stopping the bleeding and preventing it from protruding.
Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation (HAL)
A suture is made over the artery, which can be located with a Doppler Proctoscope, stopping the bleeding and preventing it from protruding

These treatments are only used for internal haemorrhoids.
Treatments of external haemorrhoids are generally somewhat more painful.