Halnikar Hospital

Sclerotherapy for Hemorrhoids

Sclerotherapy for Hemorrhoids:

Sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids is a medical procedure that involves injecting a chemical solution directly into the hemorrhoid tissue. This treatment aims to shrink and eliminate hemorrhoids by causing inflammation and scarring within the blood vessels.

Here is an overview of the procedure:


  1. The patient is typically positioned on their side.
  2. A special proctoscope may be used to visualize the hemorrhoids.
  3. A sclerosing agent, often a mild chemical irritant, is injected into the hemorrhoid using a fine needle.
  4. The injected solution induces inflammation and scarring, causing the blood vessels around the hemorrhoid to shrink.


  1. Minimally Invasive: Sclerotherapy is considered a less invasive option compared to surgical procedures.
  2. Outpatient Procedure: It is often performed in an outpatient setting, and patients can usually return home on the same day.


  1. Multiple Sessions: Some individuals may require multiple sessions for optimal results.
  2. Suitability: Sclerotherapy is generally more effective for smaller hemorrhoids.


  1. Patients may experience mild discomfort or bleeding after the procedure.
  2. Sitz baths and over-the-counter pain relievers are commonly recommended to manage post-procedure symptoms.
  3. Patients are usually advised to avoid straining during bowel movements.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of sclerotherapy can vary between individuals, and the procedure may not be suitable for all types of hemorrhoids. Consulting with a healthcare professional is essential to determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on the specific characteristics of the hemorrhoids.