As a general rule:

  • Grade I haemorrhoids require medication only, but

  • Grades II to IV are best treated with surgery.

Common methods of treating protruding haemorrhoids involve:

  • tying them to cut off their blood supply (called ligation)

  • removing them completely

The choice usually depends on their size. Depending on which method is used, the wounds are then left open to heal or stitched closed. In either case, their highly sensitive location means these wounds can be exremely painful for the patient. They may result in longer hospital stays, and as long as four weeks off work.

What’s the alternative?

There is another option. Instead of painful operations, the Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation and Recto Anal Repair Systems (HAL-RAR) from A.M.I. offers a treatment method for all degrees of haemorrhoids.