Many people who have hemorrhoids find relief from symptoms through home treatment. See the Home Treatment section of this topic for more information. If medical treatment is necessary, fixative procedures are the most widely used nonsurgical treatments.
Other Treatment Choices
Fixative procedures include:
What To Think About
Not all doctors have the experience or the equipment to perform all types of fixative procedures. This may help you decide which procedure to choose. Ask your doctor which procedure he or she does the most and how satisfied people have been with the outcomes of that procedure.
See the Home Treatment section of this topic for tips on keeping hemorrhoids from becoming worse or coming back after treatment.
- Hemorrhoids: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Other Places To Get Help
|American College of Gastroenterology|
|P.O. Box 342260|
|Bethesda, MD 20827-2260|
|Phone: ||(301) 263-9000|
|Web Address: ||www.acg.gi.org|
The American College of Gastroenterology is an organization of digestive disease specialists. The Web site contains information about common gastrointestinal problems.
|American Gastroenterological Association|
|4930 Del Ray Avenue|
|Bethesda, MD 20814|
|Phone: ||(301) 654-2055|
|Fax: ||(301) 654-5920|
|Web Address: ||www.gastro.org|
The American Gastroenterological Association is a society of doctors who specialize in the digestive system (gastroenterologists). This Web site can help you find a gastroenterologist in your area. They also have patient information on many gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.
|American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons|
|85 West Algonquin Road|
|Arlington Heights, IL 60005|
|Phone: ||(847) 290-9184|
|Fax: ||(847) 290-9203|
|Web Address: ||www.fascrs.org|
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is the leading professional society representing more than 1,000 board-certified colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to treating people with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.
|National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse|
|2 Information Way|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-3570|
|Fax: ||(703) 738-4929|
|TDD: ||1-866-569-1162 toll-free|
|Web Address: ||www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov|
This clearinghouse is a service of the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The clearinghouse answers questions; develops, reviews, and sends out publications; and coordinates information resources about digestive diseases. Publications produced by the clearinghouse are reviewed carefully for scientific accuracy, content, and readability.