Haemorrhoid Treatment

A range of treatment options for haemorrhoids or piles.

At Coast Colorectal, we often assist people on the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast who are experiencing haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoid treatment can vary, depending on a number of factors.

If you have been experiencing haemorrhoids, your colorectal surgeon will have explained that there are many different options for haemorrhoid treatment. The steps that are appropriate for you will be outlined to you in your consultation.

Regardless of the haemorrhoid treatment you’ll be receiving, it’s important to keep your bowel regular and soft. Avoid straining. A high-fibre, high-fluid diet can help you to minimise the risk of ongoing symptoms from your haemorrhoids.

You can read about the common haemorrhoid treatment options below. If you have any questions, you should talk with your colorectal surgeon. It’s normal to have some questions about this process, and your health professionals are here to help.

Banding

This haemorrhoid treatment involves placing a rubber band at the top of the haemorrhoid. This reduces its size and symptoms.

When you have this haemorrhoid treatment, it’s normal to have a sensation of something within the rectum. You might feel like you need to pass a stool. There shouldn’t be any overt pain, but it’s not uncommon to have some discomfort inside the anus. You might also see a little bit of blood in your stool for around 8 to 10 days after your procedure. This will normally settle by itself.