Haemorrhoids Injections Treatment

Haemorrhoids injections treatment is a more economical option for clients looking to to get rid of piles/haemorrhoids. Our colorectal surgeon, Mr Alex Von Roon offers this method where appropriate at our London clinic.

Read on for comprehensive information on how it works, what’s involved in this treatment, what to expect/what it feels like, how long it will take for results to occur and recovery implications.

What are Haemorrhoids? 

Haemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum or anus that cause swelling and discomfort when passing stools or having a bowel movement. The condition can also lead to bleeding from the rectum, which may be bright red blood or dark brown smears on the toilet paper. The condition’s exact cause is likely to be many factors, including ageing, constipation, straining during bowel movements, and pregnancy.


There are things you can do yourself that will help prevent haemorrhoids or reduce your risk if you already have them:

  • Regular bowel movements
  • Don’t sit on the toilet for too long (no more than five minutes) 
  • Stay active; exercise regularly to strengthen muscles in your pelvis which support your digestive system

What is a Haemorrhoids injections treatment?

Haemorrhoids injections treatment Haemorrhoids injections therapy involves injecting de-flamed collagen into piles/haemorrhoids using tiny needles under local anaesthetic. The injections will shrink and flatten the enlarged veins, allowing them to be absorbed by your body.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, meaning it’s painless, but you may feel some discomfort during or after treatment – this can last for a few days and includes:

  • Itchiness around the anus (this should gradually pass)
  • Swelling in the area around your anus (slight bruising could also occur, but this won’t affect how you usually look)

Most people recover within two weeks. However, there are no set guidelines as everyone responds differently, so recovery times can vary from person to person. Your colorectal surgeon, Mr Alex Von Roon, will explain what results are expected and how long it would take for them to occur.

What are the benefits of Haemorrhoids injections treatment?

There are many reasons for choosing this treatment for piles. Some of the main ones include reduced pain during the recovery period, reduced risk of bleeding after surgery, faster recovery time post-surgery with more minor complications etc. In addition, the injection treatment is a more economical option for clients.

What are the risks of Haemorrhoids injections treatment?

There are always potential side effects from any type of injection, but those experienced from haemorrhoids treatment aren’t usually serious and only last as long as your recovery period. The most common ones include bleeding, swelling or bruising around the anus area. This can be minimised with normal painkillers. If required, you can also use ice packs over the affected area for up to 48 hours after surgery. 

If you’re considering haemorrhoids injections treatment and have any questions that haven’t been answered here, please don’t hesitate to call the clinic and speak to our team. We’ll be more than happy to help.

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