Pros and Contras of Outpatients Treatments for Hemorrhoids

  • Emile Kwong-Wei Tan
  • Jia Lin Ng
  • Choong-Leong Tang
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Part of the Coloproctology book series (COLOPROCT)

Abstract

In this chapter, we consider the literature regarding different modalities of lifestyle modifications, oral medications, and topical applications in the treatment of early-stage hemorrhoids. We also examine the advantages and disadvantages of available outpatient office procedures, including rubber band ligation, injection sclerotherapy, electrotherapy, infrared coagulation, and other therapies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emile Kwong-Wei Tan
    • 1
  • Jia Lin Ng
    • 1
  • Choong-Leong Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgerySingapore General HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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