Sclerotherapy for piles is a surgical procedure to treat hard internal hemorrhoids. It’s usually performed as an outpatient procedure by injecting a special chemical mixture into the affected area inside the rectum. This causes the hemorrhoid veins to shrink on their own over time. But this procedure has its share of risks and side effects, thus it’s not used frequently. However, if you suffer from piles often and want to get rid of them for good, then Sclerotherapy is a very effective way to achieve that.
A patient suffering from severe piles may require treatment from a specialist. The doctor will examine the patient closely and perform a physical examination to determine the severity of the condition. After diagnosis, treatment is determined based on what degree piles are. For minor piles, treatment methods may include warm baths, aloe vera, topical creams or other non-medicinal treatments. If these methods fail, then a person may need surgery to remove the back inside piles.
Treatments for piles involve injecting chemicals directly into the veins to shrink them. The chemicals irritate the blood vessels causing the patient to feel pain. The pain usually eases up after several hours. After a few days, the patient notices a gradual decrease in the amount of the blood caused by the haemorrhoids. And soon enough, complete relief from the pain will be felt.
Sclerotherapy for piles can also be accompanied with other procedures such as pelvic floor exercises or Kegels. Pelvic floor exercises strengthen the muscles at the rectum and anus. Combined with regular kegels, these pelvic floor exercises can help improve blood circulation, and thus provide needed nutrients and oxygen to the damaged areas.
One of the main causes of constipation is straining. Since straining is often the cause of haemorrhoid flare-ups, it should be avoided by all means. To prevent straining, individuals suffering from piles should exercise regularly. They should also make it a habit to not eat too much during meals. And if possible, individuals should avoid lifting heavy objects.
Most doctors recommend injection as the first step in treating piles. However, before that, they will want to know the history of the piles. It is important for the doctor to know the underlying cause of the piles. Some doctors will perform an ultrasound before injecting any kind of chemical, so they can see the severity of the condition without having to touch or squeeze the patients. Some doctors prefer giving a local anesthetic before injecting any kind of chemical, so they can numb the area without causing any discomfort. The process of giving a local anesthetic is called Neuromuscular Injection.