Should you floss a roid?

The internet is full of miracle cures for everything from erectile dysfunction to weight loss. Even hemorrhoids have their place among the do-it-yourself home remedies.

One method involves wrapping dental floss around the base of the hemorrhoid and tying it as tight as you can manage. In addition to the navigational challenges is the associated danger. The only thing this method does is make the hemorrhoid get bigger and more painful. It will not drop off as reported and the dental floss can get stuck.

Another online solution is to use wart medicine to freeze away a hemorrhoid. Not only is this not effective, it can also exacerbate the problem.

The reality is that any cringe-worthy, quick-fix cure for hemorrhoids you might read about online should not be attempted for any reason. They are dangerous and are not likely to work anyway.

Even if you are a do-it-yourselfer and love the idea of taking care of annoying problems yourself, these out-of-the-box methods won’t save you time and money. Here’s the truth: In the time it takes you to try one of those dangerous methods, you could have visited my office and had your hemorrhoids treated with a medically proven method that takes just a few seconds.

I offer two, non-surgical methods to treat hemorrhoids. One reduces the blood flow that feeds the hemorrhoids, improving inflammation and causing them to shrink. The other is better suited to removing larger hemorrhoids. Both take just a few seconds to do. Since they are performed in an area with no nerve endings, they can be administered right in the comfort of my office without anesthesia.

There is virtually no pain, no prep needed, there are no major restrictions, and you don’t have to take time off of work. Our procedures are also covered by insurance.

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