When Should IRC Be Utilized?
Hemorrhoids are significantly more common than people typically are comfortable discussing. In fact, most people will experience a hemorrhoid at some point in their life, especially since it is very common during pregnancy. Anytime that a hemorrhoid is present, infrared coagulation may be considered as a treatment option. However, there are always a number of considerations that a physician must take into account prior to deciding the best procedure for the specific patient in question.
Typically, infrared coagulation is only recommended in the case of small to medium sized hemorrhoids. Additionally, this type of procedure may not be required for short-lived, small hemorrhoids if other measures resolve the symptoms.