Before you decide how to treat hemroids, you first have to be sure you have one by checking for symptoms of hemroids. If you have had it before, then you know what to look for. However, if this is your first time, or you notice something different in your stool, then you should schedule of trip to the doctor. Taking chances by misdiagnosing your condition is just as bad, if not worse, than self treating.
Be ready for the questions and rectal exam that you will have to undergo. All hemroid doctors are used to doing these rectal exams, so don’t be embarrassed, it’s just routine. He will stick a gloved hand up your anus in search of problems or possible causes other than hemroid. He may also use one of his instruments to help him determine cause. The only time he will be able to prescribe treatment is when he knows for certain what is wrong with you, so be patient.
If the doctor is able to determine that you do indeed have hemroids, he will advice you how to treat hemroids, so that you can heal faster. The first order he will issue to you is to start eating more fiber. This means more vegetables, while grain, and fruits. This is important because it will help soften your stool enough so that passing of stools will not be hard at all. Of course, don’t overdo it because then, you’ll get loose stool.
If you have a serious case of hemroids, your doctor might recommend surgery. You can agree or not – it’s your choice, just make sure you hear him out. Ask him why you need surgery instead of a less expensive treatment. If you see the reason for the surgery, then agree and choose which method you prefer. There is the invasive operation, and the laser treatment. You can also have the ligation using a rubber band or burning through an infrared lamp. None of these are as painful as they sound, so don’t be so alarmed.