After Procedure Instructions

This method of hemorrhoid treatment is the application of heat to the tissue surrounding the hemorrhoid veins causing coagulation or clotting of these veins and reduction in the swelling of these tissues.
After the treatment

Some mild discomfort may be experienced after the procedure. It should resolve within 48 hours. Usually no pain medication is required but if necessary warm baths and/or plain tylenol will suffice. If the pain is severe or associated with fever of 101 degrees or more, contact the office.

Some mild bleeding may be experienced for several days following the procedure. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin, plavix or other blood thinners or vitamins and supplements such as vitamin E. If continuous bleeding or passage of clots occurs, Go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Avoid strenuous activity for 24-48 hours after treatment

Infection after IRC is rare but if sever pain and fever occur, contact the office

Eating a high fiber diet and plenty of fluids will avoid constipation which can increase pain after the procedure.

IRC is an effective treatment of hemorrhoids but commonly multiple applications are required during follow-up visits to eradicate the bleeding.