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Outpatient interventions for haemorrhoids

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Outpatient interventions for treating haemorrhoids include:

  • sclerotherapy
  • rubber band ligation
  • photocoagulation
  • cryotherapy

These treatments are appropriate for:

  • patients with small haemorrhoids (grade I or II)
  • patients with larger piles who do not wish to undergo inpatient treatment

The treatment must be applied as high as possible avoid excessive discomfort. There may be some minor bleeding following treatment.


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