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THD Hemorrhoid Treatment

Hemorrhoids can be a sensitive and often embarrassing topic of discussion. But they are a serious matter and more common than most people might think. About half of all people have hemorrhoids by age 50.

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Hemorrhoids are swollen veins inside the rectum or outside the anus that can cause pain, anal itching, and rectal bleeding.

Causes of hemorrhoids

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Pregnancy
  • Eating a low-fiber diet
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Straining while having bowel movements

Symptoms of hemorrhoids

  • Bright red blood in the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl
  • Pain and irritation around the anus
  • Swelling or a hard lump around the anus
  • Itching

THD Doppler Treatment

A Horizon Health general surgeon performs an outpatient procedure called THD (transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization) for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids. This minimally invasive technique reduces blood supply to the hemorrhoid and causes it to naturally die off.

Because there is no surgical removal of tissue, the patient experiences:

  • Minimal pain compared to traditional hemorrhoidectomy
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Reduced risk of complications

The procedure takes about 60 minutes under mild sedation and patients go home the same day. Most patients can return to work the next day.

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