Most people don’t want to talk about their hemorrhoids. And often family and friends don’t want to hear about them, either.
There is one, place, however, where you can talk about your hemorrhoids without embarrassment. At the Vein Institute of Connecticut, we want to hear about your hemorrhoids.
And can do something about them, too, with a quick, painless treatment that will cure the problem.
The Vein Institute’s Dr. Alex Afshar has been featured on Connecticut television news demonstrating the procedure called infrared coagulation and its almost revolutionary results.
If you have hemorrhoids, you know they can cause immense discomfort and embarrassment. Often they first show up in women when they get pregnant. After the baby is born, the hemorrhoids sometimes go away. Other times, though, they remain and even get worse.
Creams like Preparation H will provide a little relief, but not for long. Some women live with the pain because they don’t know who to talk to. Fortunately, there are permanent solutions — and the newest ones are quick and easy.
One patient described treatment with infrared coagulation as “a tiny pinch and a few nicks, but no pain.”
As Dr. Afshar describes it, the procedure uses a focused beam of infrared light to seal the blood vessel that supplies the hemorrhoid. Once the blood supply is cut off, the hemorrhoid grows smaller and the body absorbs it.
“Since it’s not an active collecting vein, once it dies, the body reabsorbs it,” Dr. Afshar explains. “It disappears on its own.”
To treat several hemorrhoids, the procedure might be done over two or more office visits. But each treatment lasts just a few minutes. When patients leave the office, they can return to work and family.
As women who have been treated with infrared coagulation know, eliminating the pain of hemorrhoids offers a fresh approach — to everything.
“It changed my entire outlook,” said one woman. “When it gets bad it starts to get you down. Not having to worry about the daily pain was a huge relief.”
If you have hemorrhoids, you don’t have to live with them. Contact The Vein Institute of Connecticut for more information.