Infrared Coagulation of internal hemorrhoids, or IRC, is a treatment for internal hemorrhoids.
Your doctor will make contact at the base of the hemorrhoid with a small probe. The probe releases a brief burst of infrared light, which burns the blood vessels at the base of the hemorrhoid and coagulates them.
The coagulated blood vessels are unable to carry blood into the hemorrhoid, and the hemorrhoid gradually shrinks then recedes.
You should consider the Infrared Coagulation (IRC) if:
Fasting or other special preparations aren’t usually required for Infrared Coagulation (IRC), but your doctor may advise otherwise.
It’s important to inform your doctor of:
It’s important to follow all of your doctor’s instructions.
You may feel a sensation of heat or some slight pain during the Infrared Coagulation (IRC) procedure, but it’s usually not intense. Therefore, the procedure does not require any anesthetic.
Your doctor can only treat one hemorrhoid per treatment, so multiple hemorrhoids will require at least one return visit.
You’ll be able to return to your normal routine the same day and you’ll be scheduled for a return visit if there are remaining hemorrhoids to treat.
You may notice:
It’s recommended that you: