Freezing Hemorrhoids

One medical treatment that people often turn to when all else fails is freezing hemorrhoids. This method is often chosen over surgery as surgery can often have complications and as well be very painful.

The whole idea is to actually stop the growth of the hemorrhoid by freezing. It has the effect of causing the hemorrhoid to shrivel up and eventually fall off. The medical term for freezing hemorrhoids is called cryotherapy.

How do you go about freezing hemorrhoids? A device is used to freeze the hemorrhoid using liquid nitrogen which is applied to the hemorrhoid. This method although somewhat embarrassing is actually painless. Unfortunately, this method only works on external hemorrhoids as it is not possible to freeze any internal hemorrhoids. The process can be easily done in a doctor’s office on an outpatient basis so no hospital stay is required. Most doctors prefer to freeze the hemorrhoids rather than doing surgery.

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