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Non-surgical treatment options for haemorrhoids also include haemorrhoid injections, traditionally known as ‘sclerotherapy’
Sclerotherapy injections involve injecting a chemical solution into the affected blood vessels in the rectum. They work by numbing the nerve endings in the area and also cause the haemorrhoid tissue to gradually harden, meaning they begin to shrink. It can take around 4-6 weeks for the full effects to be seen.
Botox injections has also been found to effective for relieving pain associated with sever haemorrhoids. For people whose main concern is pain in the anus/rectum, this can be a beneficial option to explore and is less invasive than undergoing surgery.
All haemorrhoid injections are usually carried out as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home immediately afterwards and resume work and regular daily activities the next day. There might be some ongoing discomfort while any bruising heals, but this should be minimal.