Sclerotherapy might be considered when hemorrhoids are not severe or if the patient is unable to have surgical removal.
Sclerotherpay has a high success rate. This procedure may help to shrink a hemorrhoid through the use of a sclerosant or chemical irritant. The tissue hardens and the blood supply to the hemorrhoid is restricted. Eventually, the hemorrhoid will fall off. A smooth scar is left in its place which can act to prevent future hemorrhoids in the area.
Not all hemorrhoids can be treated in this manner. It is best for those within the rectum that are smaller. The hemorrhoid should not be prolapsed. In most cases, this is not performed on external hemorrhoids.