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Sclerotherapy: Chemical Injection Treatment

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy involves the injecting a chemical through an anoscope into the hemorrhoid tissue, causing it to scar and shrink, resulting in the elimination of the patients’ symptoms.  The inflammation created often requires the administration of pain medication after the procedure, and complications may occur if too much material is injected, if it is injected into one of the hemorrhoidal veins, or if it is injected too deeply.  The potential complications of sclerotherapy include abdominal pain, infections, prolonged pain or burning and even rare cases of impotence.

The Risks of Sclerotherapy

Considered by some to be an “old-fashioned” hemorrhoid treatment, sclerotherapy is rarely practiced today because it has a high potential for complications compared to newer treatment options. If your doctor has recommended sclerotherapy, you should know about the practice and the risks involved.

CRH Compared to Sclerotherapy

In contrast, the CRH O’Regan System is the latest in hemorrhoid removal technology. CRH is constantly researching and perfecting our technology because we believe staying current is the only way to assuredly offer patients the best treatment for them. CRH cares about the entire well-being of patients including their experience during the procedure and afterwards. In general, CRH O’Regan System is recommend discussing other treatment options other than sclerotherapy with your physician – like rubber band ligation, the fast, pain-free hemorrhoid removal system from CRH.

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