Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen and inflamed blood vessels in the rectum and anus. They can make you feel bad, hurt, and bleed. Regular exercise, eating a high-fiber diet, and frequent bowel movements can all help prevent hemorrhoids. But sometimes the usual ways to help yourself don’t work fast enough. IRC helps with this.
Infrared coagulation (IRC) is a minimally invasive technique that can be used to treat internal hemorrhoids when other treatments and changes to your lifestyle haven’t helped. IRC is usually used to treat grade I and grade II internal hemorrhoids, which aren’t as bad and don’t usually stick out of the anus. Here are a few times when IRC treatment for hemorrhoids might be a good idea:
It’s important to talk to a doctor, like a gastroenterologist or colon surgeon, if you have signs of hemorrhoids or are worried about your hemorrhoidal situation. They can give you a full exam, talk to you about your treatment choices, and decide if IRC or another method is best for you. Don’t let hemorrhoids give you cause to fear a common toilet; let IRC vanquish those piles.