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External Hemorrhoids

Effective Treatment of External Hemorrhoid Symptoms

If you have external hemorrhoidal symptoms, the CRH System can likely help. Most of these “external” symptoms actually come from the internal hemorrhoids.  For those patients whose symptoms include external hemorrhoidal swelling — banding of the internal hemorrhoids is typically an effective treatment!  Patients will often see a significant decrease in the size of their external hemorrhoids after treatment, along with decreased swelling with straining and bowel movements!  Surgery is needed only in the most severe cases – in fact, around 90% of patients with “external” complaints are helped with internal banding.

Some patients with external symptoms will be found to have an anal fissure in addition to their hemorrhoids.  These fissures, or tears of the lining of the anus, can cause significant pain and bleeding.  Typically patients with anal fissures are given topical medication for this problem, while the CRH System is able to treat the patients’ associated hemorrhoids.

After your treatment

After banding is completed, you may still have a small external component or skin tag that persists. While these typically do not cause problems, you may consider skin tag removal for cosmetic purposes. Ask your doctor for details.

Should blood pool in an external hemorrhoid, a blood clot referred to as a thrombosed hemorrhoid may develop and cause severe pain. If this occurs, it may require drainage. Please note that not all practices offer drainage of thrombosed hemorrhoids.

If you think you have external hemorrhoids, it’s important to see a physician for an accurate diagnosis. Find a hemorrhoid doctor today to see if CRH is right for you – and get on the path to hemorrhoid-free living now.


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