Hemorrhoids Surgery

Most hemorrhoids do not require surgery. It is usually considered only for severe hemorrhoids (Level 4).Surgery may be done if other healing (including hemorrhoid products and home remedies) have failed. Surgery is also considered when hemorrhoids create a possible medical emergency, such as uncontrolled bleeding or blood and pus at the anus along with severe rectal pain.

Hemorrhoids Severity Levels:

Doctors commonly rate hemorrhoids based on the following severity scale.

Level 1 – Hemorrhoids may bleed, but they do not become prolapsed. Symptoms may include pain and itching.
Level 2 – Hemorrhoids have prolapsed, but they can be pushed back into the anal walls. Symptoms may include bleeding, severe itching and burning.
Level 3 – Hemorrhoids cannot retract back into the anal cavity, and must be put back into their original positions manually using a medical procedure. Level 3 hemorrhoids will typically bleed.
Level 4 – Hemorrhoids at Level 4 are very painful and may include blood clots. This type of  hemorrhoid is often referred to as a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid. These types of hemorrhoids may require surgery.

The following articles review some of the more common surgical options:

Hemorrhoidectomy
Hemorrhoids Laser Surgery
Rubber Band Ligation
Sclerotherapy