What is injection treatment for haemorrhoids?
How does banding work?
Sclerotherapy entails injecting a solution into the tissue around each haemorrhoid. The solution normally contains chemicals including zinc chloride, quinine, and polidocanol. The goal is to damage the blood arteries that feed haemorrhoids, causing them to shrink.
What sort of haemorrhoids are suitable for injections treatment?
Doctors may consider sclerotherapy for the treatment of grade 1 or grade 2 haemorrhoids. This technique reduces blood flow to the haemorrhoids by destroying blood vessels. It is frequently necessary to repeat the procedure every few weeks to treat all of the enlarged haemorrhoids.
When is injections not suitable?
The doctor will determine the most appropriate therapy by the size of the haemorrhoids and the intensity of the symptoms. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. When a person develops grade 3 or grade 4 haemorrhoids, our surgeon may recommend prescribe a more radical solution such as Rafaelo radiofrequency treatment. We also offer this at our Harley Street clinic.
The best place to start is a consultation and proctoscopy scan.
What other options are there?
The Rafaelo technique (Radio Frequency Ablation of Haemorrhoids under Local Anaesthesia) is a procedure that uses radiofrequency ablation to treat internal haemorrhoids. This is a clinically proven solution with a very high success rate.
Banding is another treatment suitable for smaller haemorrhoids. Surgeons effectively tie a rubber band around the base of the haemorrhoids to block blood flow to the haemorrhoid. After about 3-5 days, it shrinks and dies. Without your knowledge, the dead tissue and rubber band slip off in the stool. This technique may need to be repeated after a few weeks to cure all of the enlarged haemorrhoids.
How do I get an assessment?
Call to schedule an appointment with our colorectal surgeon in our Harley Street haemorrhoid treatment centre. The doctor will examine the haemorrhoids and advise you on the best treatment option. Your doctor may want you to follow up in a few weeks as part of the aftercare.
What to expect
Examination and diagnosis
The best way to identify haemorrhoids is through a physical examination and scan. By inspecting the area surrounding your anus, our specialist can identify external haemorrhoids. Your doctor may also do an internal exam and/or proctoscopy scan to examine inside your anus to detect internal haemorrhoids.
A consultation also includes medical history and discussion of the symptoms and concerns you are experiencing.
How much is haemorrhoid injections treatment?
Patients who require haemorrhoid injections may find that the cost is more affordable than they’d expected Typically, the cost is around £625.
Where is treatment held?
Patients are comfortable coming to our London Harley Street clinic for both consultations and treatment.
What are the aftercare requirements?
You should be able to go home after the treatment and return to work the following day unless otherwise instructed. There is no overnight stay after this procedure.
Reduce recurring haemorrhoids by avoiding constipation and not straining during bowel movements, exercising, staying hydrated, and increasing the quantity of fibre in your diet.
What is the success rate of this treatment?
Haemorrhoids injections are less expensive than Rafaelo, but they don’t offer such a high success rate. Therefore you may consider radiofrequency treatment with a greater chance of success. This, however, is dependent on the condition of your haemorrhoids.
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Takes around 30-45 mins
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Haemorrhoid Treatment Costs
|Consultation with Colorectal Consultant||£295|
|Consultation follow up (proctoscopy included in follow ups)||£250|
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|Anal fissure small||£550|
|Anal fissure large||£750|
Consultations are with Mr Alex von Roon, a leading London teaching hospital consultant colorectal surgeon.
During the consultation you will have a detailed consultation about your concerns. The examination normally requires a proctoscopy examination which is a gentle quick procedure to identify if there are any haemorrhoids or any other issues. A treatment plan can then be discussed and you can then return at a later date to have them treated at a convenient time. Consultations are valid for 3 months, after which another consultation may be required to check for any change in symptoms prior to treatment.
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Haemorrhoids Injections FAQ: Questions & Answers
What are haemorrhoids?
Haemorrhoids (also known as ‘piles’) are swollen cushions of blood vessels around or just inside the anal canal (back passage). There are two kinds of a haemorrhoid: internal and external.
These haemorrhoidal cushions are normal anatomical structures but are made to swell and balloon by straining on the toilet, pregnancy, heavy lifting, family history, overweight that then cause bleeding, itching and soreness, discomfort, mucous discharge and protrusion through the anus.
Where does the treatment and consultation take place?
The consultation and treatment take place at 41 Harley Street, London W1G 8QH. The clinic is registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission) with an inspection report in August 2019 passing it as good.
What haemorrhoid treatments are available?
Lifestyle changes to diet, to increase oral fluid and fibre intake thereby softening the stool will help reduce straining avoiding straining and avoiding strenuous lifting.
Treatment options are radiofrequency (Rafaelo), ligation (rubber banding) and injections. These are carried out as outpatient day cases under local anaesthetic. For more extensive haemorrhoids surgical removal under general anaesthetic is required.