If you are coping with hemorrhoids, there are lots of ways to find relief. Assessing the problem properly is key to finding the best, fastest cure.
For example, some people do fine with home remedies and over-the-counter products. Others, especially those who have repeated flare-ups, often need to have an outpatient treatment done, or even surgery. A lot of factors go into making the call, and your healthcare provider will take a look at all the facts and help you come to the right decision.
In the meantime, here’s some food for thought: Researchers writing in The Cochrane Library claim that those with more serious hemorrhoids may want to pursue the surgical route. Their research showed that chronic sufferers who received a rubber-band ligation procedure often would have the hemorrhoids come back, while the surgery proved a more final solution.
That said, the rubber-band treatment, along with others such as injections and infrared coagulation, work very well for most people, who are never bothered by hemorrhoids again, or whose repeat conditions are much less severe. Again, let your doctor know what’s going on, and he or she will be able to find the right solution, and procedure, for you.