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Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Yes

Lasers can be used o surgically remove hemorrhoids, but it still painful surgery.
Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashion.

In brief: Yes

Lasers can be used o surgically remove hemorrhoids, but it still painful surgery.
Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashion.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region.
The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; therefore, when external hemorrhoids cause pain, they cannot be treated with lasers like their internal counterpart. On the other hand, if treated conservatively, the pain from (thrombosed) ext. Hem. Will resolve w/o surgery most of the time.

In brief: No.

External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region.
The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; therefore, when external hemorrhoids cause pain, they cannot be treated with lasers like their internal counterpart. On the other hand, if treated conservatively, the pain from (thrombosed) ext. Hem. Will resolve w/o surgery most of the time.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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