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This article was published on July 16, 2012, and was last updated on May 1st, 2019 in Hemorrhoid Banding.
As more research is done on how to cure hemorrhoids, new methods are constantly being developed to help sufferers. There are many different options available. If you suffer from frequent or painful hemorrhoids, seek the advice of your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for you.
Once your doctor has determined the cause of your hemorrhoids, a topical hemorrhoid cream may be recommended in cases of infrequent flare ups with minimal symptoms. These creams are easy to apply and can provide some much needed relief from inflammation and itching. If you are dealing with broken skin and a very inflamed hemorrhoid, your doctor may also prescribe other medications to treat the infection. Since hemorrhoids occur in an area that can easily become infected, it is import to seek medical assistance if you are experiencing excessive pain or bleeding in the rectal area.
There are also minimally invasive outpatient treatments available right in your doctor’s office that can offer more permanent relief from more frequent flare ups. Hemorrhoid removal is often preferable to creams especially if you’ve been suffering with symptoms for a longer period of time or lead a very active lifestyle. These options allow you to stop treating symptoms and remove the cause of the pain.
For the most serious cases of hemorrhoids, surgical options may be the only hemorrhoid cure available to you. A hemorrhoidectomy can be performed on either an inpatient or outpatient basis depending on the method used. Advances in this area have led to faster recovery time and less postoperative pain.
Although there are many options available for how to cure hemorrhoids, you should consult your physician to determine the best course of treatment. While hemorrhoids are normally very common ailments that are not serious, they can also be an indication of underlying conditions. Your doctor may recommend colon cancer screening as well depending on your age and other risk factors.Find a physician in your area or request a consultation online.