Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon demonstrates hemorrhoid treatment options.
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Hemorrhoid Treatment Options for Pregnant Women Lisa Masterson: You have mild cases though it’s again you can get taken care off with over the count of things but then other various serious ones that you have to go to the emergency room or ones where you can there’s still severe but you can take care of them with different procedures. Andrew Ordon: We mentioned the thrombosed external hemorrhoid you need to lance that, express that clotted blood, do your Sitz bath soak that should use some hydrocortisone that should fix that problem. But if you have ongoing hemorrhoids aren’t responding to conservative treatment, couple of surgical options, number one which I think is still considered the best option is rubber banding. If you have one of these hemorrhoids sticking out, Jim – we’re going to pretend your pinky is a -- Jim Sears: Is a hemorrhoid here -- Andrew Ordon: Is a hemorrhoid right there, right? Jim Sears: Okay. Andrew Ordon: And I’m going to put this on for you like so. Jim Sears: No, there’s my pinky there. Andrew Ordon: Oh, I’m sorry I missed your hemorrhoid. Jim Sears: I’m trying to stimulate it. Andrew Ordon: So let’s say this is – this is the hemorrhoid what you do is you put -- Jim Sears: Well, it’s not tight enough -- Andrew Ordon: You put this rubber band on it, what it’s doing -- Lisa Masterson: And you don’t do this, a doctor does this. [Voice Overlap] Andrew Ordon: You actually, you strangle that – strangle that hemorrhoid like so -- Jim Sears: Basically, it cuts off the blood supply. Andrew Ordon: You put it right at the base, well it’s a – your fingers turning blue there so that sort of the same idea. So that’s option number one, you actually can do that for both internal and external. Another treatment is photo coagulation, you actually take a device it’s infrared, you place it right on the hemorrhoid itself, it actually cauterizes internally those blood vessels and finally there’s a procedure for prolapsed hemorrhoids best suited for internal hemorrhoids that in prolapsed is actually is stapling device that you put inside, it puts the hemorrhoid back in and closes off those blood vessels. Jim Sears: Well, thank you for treating my hemorrhoid. Andrew Ordon: It’s time to—I think you’re going to --