Hemorrhoids are itching, painful, or bleeding masses of swollen tissues and varicose veins located in the anus and rectum. Fortunately, hemorrhoids can be treated easily, and may be prevented in many cases. Since the condition of hemorrhoids almost always tends to get worse over the years, safe, gentle, and effective treatment for hemorrhoids is advocated as soon as they occur.

What Are Hemorrhoids?

The term “hemorrhoids” refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoids may result from straining to move stool. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, aging, chronic constipation or diarrhea, and anal intercourse. Hemorrhoids are both inside and above the anus (internal) or under the skin around the anus (external). Hemorrhoids (piles) arise from congestion of internal and/or external venous plexuses around the anal canal.

Internal Hemorrhoids: This form of hemorrhoid is inside the rectum. Internal hemorrhoids usually don't cause pain or protrude from the anus during bowel movements, but they may bleed. An internal hemorrhoid that prolapses, or extends outside the anus, can be quite painful.

External Hemorrhoids: This form of hemorrhoid is located around the anus and when inflamed feels like a hard lump. They are covered by skin, are very sensitive to touch, and can bleed, especially while straining during a hard bowel movement.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids:

Many anorectal problems, including fissures, fistulae, abscesses, or irritation and itching (pruritus ani), have similar symptoms and are incorrectly referred to as hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids usually are not dangerous or life threatening. Rarely, a patient can have bleeding so severe, that severe anemia or death may occur. In some cases, hemorrhoidal symptoms simply go away within a few days. But in most cases, hemorrhoidal symptoms eventually return, often worse than they were before. Although many people have hemorrhoids, not all experience symptoms. The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is bright red blood covering the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl. However, an internal hemorrhoid may protrude through the anus outside the body, becoming irritated and painful. This is known as a protruding hemorrhoid. Symptoms of external hemorrhoids may include painful swelling or a hard lump around the anus that results when a blood clot forms. This condition is known as a thrombosed external hemorrhoid. In addition, excessive straining, rubbing, or cleaning around the anus may cause irritation with bleeding and/or itching, which may produce a vicious cycle of symptoms. Draining mucus may also cause itching.


Laser Treatment for Hemorrhoids:

Hemorrhoids laser treatment is used mainly in severe hemorrhoids, when other therapies – such as herbal remedies or home treatments – bring no result. Also, hemorrhoids laser surgery is recommended in patients with several recurrences of hemorrhoids, as this method is more precise and accurate than other similar techniques, such as sclerotherapy or rubber band ligation.

Hemorrhoids laser treatment is applied on large hemorrhoids, responsible of severe pain, irritation and discomfort. The method itself is relatively simple: a laser beam with a specific diameter and direction is directed at the hemorrhoid, causing the swollen vein and also the nerves surrounding it to be sealed off. Once the nerve endings found inside the anal canal are closed, the sufferer experiences less pain and the symptoms of hemorrhoids are reduced.

Unlike other surgical methods, this treatment for hemorrhoids has the major benefit of a very little down time – in most of the cases, the patient can resume daily activities and routines within one or two days. This is possible because the tissue surrounding the pile is not harmed like in hemorrhoidectomy for example, and the swelling, bleeding and pain are significantly reduced. Another advantage of hemorrhoid laser surgery is that is leaves no scars or marks on the patient’s body.

Skilled surgeons use light with pinpoint accuracy. The unwanted hemorrhoid is simply vaporized or excised. The infinitely small beam allows for unequaled precision and accuracy, and usually rapid, unimpaired healing.

The result is less discomfort, less medication, and faster healing. A hospital stay is generally not required. The is inherently therapeutic, sealing off nerves and tiny blood vessels with an invisible light. By sealing superficial nerve endings patients have a minimum of postoperative discomfort. With the closing of tiny blood vessels, your proctologist is able to operate in a controlled and bloodless environment.

Procedures can often be completed more quickly and with less difficulty for both patient and physician. can be used alone or in combination with other modalities.


Advantages of Laser Hemorrhoid Treatment:

The most obvious advantage of hemorrhoid laser treatments, of course, is that the procedure is the faster procedure and lesser discomfort. In addition, no traces of the laser surgery is left after the procedure, as hemorrhoids are burnt.

Laser treatment for hemorrhoids also mean faster healing because of the high accuracy of the procedure. There is also minimal bleeding as the wound is usually cauterized. This means that patients won’t be required to stay in the hospital overnight. In addition, choosing laser surgery also means there will be lesser complications.